The recently released State of the World’s Birds compiled by Bird Life International indicates that nearly half of all bird species are in decline, with more than one in eight facing extinction risk.
In the United States, the State of the Birds report released today reveals a tale of two trends, one hopeful, one dire. Long-term trends of waterfowl show strong increases where investments in wetland conservation have improved conditions for birds and people. But data show birds in the United States are declining overall in every other habitat—forests, grasslands, deserts, and oceans.
Published by 33 leading science and conservation organizations and agencies, the 2022 U.S. State of the Birds report is the first look at the nation’s birds since a landmark 2019 study showed the loss of 3 billion birds in the United States and Canada in 50 years.
The 2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report finds that:
Read the full report at StateoftheBirds.org and receive complimentary access to the most comprehensive information available about the 70 Tipping Point species by clicking the species names below.
The Tipping Point species include: (View list in taxonomic order).