Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | June 15, 2007

Disappearing Common Birds Send Environmental Wake-up Call

“Birdsongs that filled the childhoods of countless baby-boomers are rarely heard wafting on today’s spring breezes….Once-familiar avian spectacles now elude young birdwatchers…It’s not your imagination…

A new analysis by the National Audubon Society reveals that populations of some of America’s most familiar and beloved birds have taken a nosedive over the past forty years, with some down as much as 80 percent.”

Read article at
TPE Link: Human Activity and Habitat Degradation

Image: Evening Grosbeak. Courtesy Dave Menke / FWS.


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