Tag: State of the Birds Report

State of the Birds: Grassland Birds Are Not Looking Good

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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The U.S. State of the Birds Report analyzes bird populations by habitat types — and the habitat that most jumps out at me as of great concern is grasslands. The grassland bird indicator in the report clearly shows that these species are doing consistently worse than those in other habitat types. Grasslands also have a […]

State of the Birds: Aridlands Decline

Written by | March 20th, 2009

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One of the bigger surprises for me to come out of the State of the Birds report is the poor state of aridlands birds. This was the portion of the report that I drafted and, though I am familiar with aridland conservation issues, the fact that this habitat and its birds seem to be faring […]

U.S. State of the Birds: A Report Whose Time Has Come

Written by | March 19th, 2009

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The first ever U.S. State of the Birds report was issued today, in hard copy with an accompanying web site. The Nature Conservancy also has launched a great website that pulls together the report, a map of U.S. bird habitat, and other important bird information. Why is this report so critical? Because it pulls together […]

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