Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished
Though waterfowl and raptor populations have made recoveries, bird populations have declined since 1970 across nearly all habitats
View our full infographic, which shows the five bird families that have experienced the greatest declines in abundance:
29% decline in North American bird abundance since 1970. It's not just pollinator declines. It's not just insect declines. And many of the reasons are known. The question is, will we do something meaningful or simply continue to document the declines?
Our Daily Planet
is the first candidate today to address #biodiversity and says we must address the extinction crisis, mentioning the billions of American birds that have disappeared: