We are killing off the bees, and the birds, and the butterflies, and our rabid psychotic greed, and our totally wrong view of our place on the planet, blinds us to what we are doing. Here is the latest on the birds; it is a shameful sad story. Take your children out to see the birds, they might not have the chance when they are your age.
A billion birds have disappeared from North America since 1970, and a third of bird species across the continent are threatened with extinction, a new report says.
The first State of North America’s Birds report finds that of 1,154 bird species that live in and migrate among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, 432 are of “high concern” due to low or declining populations, shrinking ranges and threats such as human-caused habitat loss, invasive predators and climate change.
Steven Price, president of Bird Studies Canada, a member of the North American Bird Initiative behind the report, says that since 1970, “the estimate is we’ve lost at least a billion birds from North America…. The trend lines are continuing down. They have to be turned around or will fall below a threshold where they can be recovered.”