Bird Population: What Can Be Done to Stem The Sharp Decline in the Bird Population?
The steep decline in birds throughout North America has been dubbed a "crisis." New research published recently in Science shows bird populations have dropped by about 3 billion across North America—an overall decline of 29 percent from 1970. As the annual Christmas Bird Count kicks off (Dec 14-25), we discuss why this is happening, what the outlook is for birds in Maine, and what individuals can do to help.
- Doug Hitchcox, staff naturalist, Maine Audubon
- Adrienne Leppold, wildlife biologist and songbird specialist with Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife; project director, Maine Breeding Bird Atlas
- The Number Of Birds In Maine And The Rest Of The Country Is Declining Rapidly
- North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say
- The Christmas Bird Count for Maine
- Winter Survival of Maine Birds
- 7 Actions to help the bird population, from #bringbirdsback
- Backyard bird feeding best practices
- The wild seed project