We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America

Feb 2011
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13,799
The formerly great golden state
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America

and we're' not sure why, but have some educated guesses:

The study doesn’t address why birds are disappearing, but many face habitat degradation and loss. “As habitats diminish, birds have nowhere to go,” Rosenberg says. Cats may kill more than a billion birds a year (SN: 1/29/13), while nearly a billion more die in collisions with buildings (SN: 1/27/14), previous studies have found.
There are some exceptions:

But the study offers some hope. Populations of waterfowl, like mallard ducks and Canada geese, have grown 56 percent since 1970. “This increase is no accident,” Rosenberg says. “It’s a direct result of decades of conservation efforts made by hunters and billions of dollars to protect these birds and their habitat.” Rosenberg says he hopes this study will spurn similar concern for all birds.
Birds people like to hunt are doing better, as hunters see to it that they have the habitat they need to survive. How ironic.

Birds are important to humans. They spread seeds, eat harmful insects, and just make the world better with their songs. We need to address their decline, even the decline of the ones we don't like to shoot and put on the dinner table.
 
Jan 2015
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Great State of Texas
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America
and we're' not sure why, but have some educated guesses:



There are some exceptions:



Birds people like to hunt are doing better, as hunters see to it that they have the habitat they need to survive. How ironic.

Birds are important to humans. They spread seeds, eat harmful insects, and just make the world better with their songs. We need to address their decline, even the decline of the ones we don't like to shoot and put on the dinner table.
3 million birds since 1970, huh ....

Here's and educated guess .....

Maybe many of them died from old age ........... :think:
 
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Mar 2019
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California
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America
and we're' not sure why, but have some educated guesses:



There are some exceptions:



Birds people like to hunt are doing better, as hunters see to it that they have the habitat they need to survive. How ironic.

Birds are important to humans. They spread seeds, eat harmful insects, and just make the world better with their songs. We need to address their decline, even the decline of the ones we don't like to shoot and put on the dinner table.
Blame THAT on KFC. (hehe)
 
Jul 2019
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Atlanta
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America
and we're' not sure why, but have some educated guesses:



There are some exceptions:



Birds people like to hunt are doing better, as hunters see to it that they have the habitat they need to survive. How ironic.

Birds are important to humans. They spread seeds, eat harmful insects, and just make the world better with their songs. We need to address their decline, even the decline of the ones we don't like to shoot and put on the dinner table.
We have had a huge increase in songbirds locally.. and now we're seeing more hawks and owls. We done some planting to attract songbirds.
 
Apr 2012
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We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America
and we're' not sure why, but have some educated guesses:



There are some exceptions:



Birds people like to hunt are doing better, as hunters see to it that they have the habitat they need to survive. How ironic.

Birds are important to humans. They spread seeds, eat harmful insects, and just make the world better with their songs. We need to address their decline, even the decline of the ones we don't like to shoot and put on the dinner table.
Funny I don't see how many are killed by Wind turbines