Hope for Displaced Waterbird Colony

Wilsons-Plover

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) worked closely with Governor Ralph Northam’s Administration in Virginia to help create an alternative nesting area for thousands of terns and skimmers, including the largest colony of Royal Terns in the Commonwealth. Recent field reports indicate that a vibrant colony of terns occupied the new habitat, with young of the year now taking their first flights. Virginia has also introduced new rulemaking to protect migratory birds that can hopefully be a model for future federal protections such as the proposed Migratory Bird Protection Act that is making progress through the House of Representatives.

Charity Name
American Bird Conservancy
Photo Caption
Established as a response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, American Bird Conservancy's Gulf Coastal Program has evolved to address ongoing human impacts on shorebirds, including giving Wilson's Plover a fighting chance.
Photo Credit
Tom Hopwood