One-Quarter of All U.S. Bird Species At Risk

by Larry Jordan on December 1, 2007

One in every four bird species in the United States is imperiled and needs conservation help to survive, finds a new assessment released today by two bird-centered organizations – the Audubon Society and American Bird Conservancy.

More than 70 bird species native to California appear on the latest Watchlist 2007 of 217 imperiled birds in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.  The Watchlist is intended to show those bird species that are in the greatest  need of immediate conservation help to simply survive amid a number of environmental challenges, including habitat loss, invasive, non-native species and global warming.

To see the full story go to the Environment News Service

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