The State of the Birds
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s State of the Birds reports provide an overview of how North America’s birds are doing. Each of the reports below has a special focus.
3 Billion Birds Lost & Pacific Birds Species
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Take Action for Birds
Collectively our conservation partners are learning about migrations, population dynamics, the threats birds face and the habitats birds need. We follow up by helping partners conserve those habitats.
(in addition to habitat conservation...)But anyone can make a difference for birds by following some bird-friendly guidelines and taking some simple actions from wherever you are.
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Meet Some Of The Birds We Are Safeguarding
Millions of American Wigeon are on the move to their breeding habitats in Alaska and Canada. Learn more about these relatively secretive dabbling ducks.
Meet our latest Featured Bird, the ‘alae ke‘oke‘o or Hawaiian Coot. It is an endangered waterbird native to the Hawaiian Islands and sometimes referred to as the “Kickboxer”.
Meet the Acorn Woodpecker, a communal and resident species in oak woodlands (or in urban or residential oaks) in the Pacific Northwest. Their iconic waka-waka call was the inspiration for the raucous call of Universal Studio’s Woody Woodpecker.
Pacific Golden-Plovers are migratory shorebirds that breed in Alaska and Siberia. There is a strong Hawaiʻi-Alaska connection for a subset of the global population, with birds traveling about 3,000 miles non-stop across the Pacific–round-trip, each year!
Photographer Fredrik Norrsell set up a nest box for Northern Saw-whet Owls in the winter of 2016. Three years later it was occupied and he was putting in long hours photographing them.
We often hear about birds with marathon migrations. Our new featured bird is the Western Bluebird, which doesn’t hold a candle to migrants traveling the world. But it is a colorful burst on landscapes across the west.
Yellow-billed Loons breed in several different areas in Alaska. Where they spend the winter, and their migratory path, is still being discovered.
The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a songbird in a dangerous decline. Check out our Featured Birds post that highlights studies about the migratory path of individual birds and the way the species responds to fire.
Few birds epitomize the wilder parts of the Pacific Northwest coastal forests more than the Marbled Murrelet. Meet this small, diving seabird that nests high in confiers and earned the name “fog larks”.
See the habitats our birds need to thrive.
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