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Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone Since 1970

The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call “staggering.” All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.


Here are 7 simple actions to help birds:

1. Make windows safer, day and night

2. Keep cats indoors

3. Reduce lawn, plant natives

4. Avoid pesticides

5. Drink coffee that's good for birds

6. Protect our planet from plastic

7. Watch birds and share what you see

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Visit our personal blog, What You Can Do For Birds, for even more ways to help birds.