My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for American Bird Conservancy, The Plains, VA, USA
My wife Cathy and I have been supporters of the American Bird Conservancy for over a decade now, starting as members and individual donors and gradually moving up to Leadership level and Legacy Circle members. For two midlevel retired government employees, such a financial commitment was only made after many years of involvement and interaction with ABC and its outstanding and dedicated staff. We do support other preservation and conservation groups but in our view none of the others, as good as they are can match the record of ABC in identifying threats and challenges primarily, but not exclusively, relating to bird life and birdscapes throughout the Western hemisphere. Their strategic, comprehensive and balanced approach to their cause is fact-based, priority driven and seeks to develop partners and local resources to help advance their priority goals. While they prefer to solve problems by building bridges to success (which we as public servants have always favored) they are not afraid to litigate on critical issues if they have to. Whether it's feral cats, reducing bird deaths from window collisions, saving and restoring critical bird habitat throughout the western hemisphere and many other areas, I know of no other pro conservation group that has been more effective with so small a budget. They have shown time and again that they can produce vitally important successes and with more financial assistance I am confident that they can do far more. And in today's world it should be obvious that much more needs to be done!