Bring Birds Back

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Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone Since 1970

The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call “staggering.” All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.

You may have seen or heard the news articles about our declining bird populations. You may also be asking "how can I help?" There are a number of ways we, as individuals, can make an impact. Cornell has created the following 7 simple actions to help birds:

  1. Make Windows Safer, Day and Night
  2. Keep Cats Indoors
  3. Reduce Lawn, Plant Natives
  4. Avoid Pesticides
  5. Drink Coffee That's Good for Birds
  6. Protect Our Planet From Plastics
  7. Watch Birds, Share What You See

Be sure to educate yourself and help educate others about how we can help to bring our birds back. It's not too late to make a difference!