Breaking News: There are 2.9 billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada now than 50 years ago, a new study found, a steep decline that stunned the researchers
"The skies are emptying out." New research finds N. America has lost 2.9bn birds in 50 yrs. - Warblers down 670m - Blackbirds down 440m - Starlings down 89m - Grassland species down 717m "Europe is experiencing a similar loss, also among common species."
The US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds in the past 50 years. Here’s my story on a huge ecological decline
There are 3 billion fewer birds winging across the U.S. and Canada than there were 50 years ago -- a 29 percent decline overall. "This is the loss of nature."
This is staggering. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has dropped almost 30% since 1970
The number of birds in the US and Canada has fallen by 29% since 1970. There are **2.9 billion** fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago.
There are 3 billion fewer birds winging across the U.S. and Canada than there were 50 years ago -- a 29 percent decline overall. "This is the loss of nature."
SPOILER: It's not wind turbines.
Studies found that bird populations in North America have plummeted by 29% since 1970. That's nearly a THIRD, not just of endangered birds: ALL BIRDS. The natural world is disappearing before our eyes; we must take immediate action to reverse this trend.
To the shock jock drongos insisting kids should be told everything is fine.. 3 billion birds have disappeared from the US in 50 years.. Completely normal. Nothing to see here. Move along.
This is truly awful and while it's not the only or even major solution, please consider making your yard/neighborhood more bird friendly, food and water, bells on cats, plantings that help them nest, and helping with habitat restoration
“The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago.”
Birds are vanishing from North America: A study shows that the population has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century:
This collapse in North American birds is likely related to the insect declines, either through common underlying causes or because many birds rely on insects as food.
First the insects, now the birds.
Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. by
“The skies are emptying out.” The number of birds in the USA has fallen by almost 30% since 1970. Why? Chiefly habitat loss and pesticides.
As I read The Sixth Extinction by , it seems I can’t get through it without seeing real-time addendums like this every few days. #anthropocene #thesixthextinction
Birds are "vanishing" from North America apparently. Ah yes, those birds working as magicians in their spare time. Maybe they are hanging out with the "lost" tigers of Indonesia. They won't reappear, or be found. They're dead. It's a mass extinction.
Birds Are Vanishing from North America
Today there are 3B less #birds in NAmerica then 50y ago, a staggering 30% decline. A number just above 1/3 of today’s human population. Another Nature’s warning signal. We are ignoring it at our own peril. Must stop #nature loss #UNGA ⁦
Next time someone blames cats for the loss in bird populations, refer them to this article: #cats #birds
This is shocking! ——> Birds Are Vanishing From North America via
ICYMI yesterday, a major new study based on bird counts and radar finds that US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds in the past 50 years. Here’s my story
The most alarming story today: number of birds in North America has declined by almost one-third over the past half-century, reveals study
I've had the sense that this was true, but no idea of the scope of this catastrophe. #vanishingbirds
“The number of birds in the United States & Canada has declined by *3 billion,* (29%), over the past half-century”
Birds Are Vanishing From North America on a troubling finding. Some quirky details: "[V]ireos are booming, with 89 million more than in 1970 - a jump of 53%. Yet warblers, which share the same habitats, have suffered a 37% decline."
Important story on the "emptying out" of the skies. Sad. R/T The number of birds in the US & Canada has fallen by 29% since 1970. There are **2.9 billion** fewer birds now than there were 50 yrs ago.
Trump blames Hillary, demands FBI investigate missing birds, says Obama knew it all along. Just kidding.
Impressive methodology, horrific conclusions: The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century (Study: )
Rachel Carson's “Silent Spring” – “On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices, there was now no sound.” via
Strong Bird Decline in Past 50 Years in US, 29% or 3 Billion Birds
Not scary. Nope. Not at all.
Another data point for our destruction of the environment. You cannot say we didn't see this coming anymore.
This is terrible! Makes me sad. Birds Are Vanishing From North America - The New York Times
So they are also frustrated by political polarization? “The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.”
“Declines in your common sparrow or other little brown bird may not receive the same attention as historic losses of bald eagles or sandhill cranes, but they are going to have much more of an impact,”
immediately clicked on this thinking it was about #funnynotfunny
Not my imagination- there are fewer robins singing in the morning via
Birds Are Vanishing From North America
Birds vanishing from North America: 3 billion fewer than in 1970
The most depressing thing I've read in quite some time. Silent Spring comes to pass
"The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century" "Common bird species are vital to ecosystems, controlling pests, pollinating flowers, spreading seeds and regenerating forests."