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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Released the First Ever State of the Birds Report


Green Lifestyle  (tags: birds, wildlife, citizens, USA, greenliving )

Blue
- 3376 days ago - stateofthebirds.org
the report indicates a 40 percent decline in grassland birds over the past 40 years, a 30 percent decline in birds of arid-lands, and high concern for many coastal shorebirds. Furthermore, 39 percent of species dependent on U.S. oceans have declined.



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Blue Bunting (855)
Friday March 20, 2009, 7:19 pm
In particular, it calls attention to the crisis in Hawaii, where more birds are in danger of extinction than anywhere else in the United States. In addition, the report indicates a 40 percent decline in grassland birds over the past 40 years, a 30 percent decline in birds of arid-lands, and high concern for many coastal shorebirds. Furthermore, 39 percent of species dependent on U.S. oceans have declined.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 20, 2009, 8:18 pm
I saw a show a long while back that showed how a lot of birds need deep forest in oder to survive. There just are no deep, old forests left. Every where we turn forest is being cleared. The birds that are surviving are ones that can some what adapt. Like Grackles. It is so sad. I love birds. On every rare chance I get to see a hawk fly by, or sit on a power line I always point it out to my daughter. And many other birds.

The county just recently came in an ripped out all the old dead trees and a lot of good growth trees to pave the darn road!!!!! Now I have not seen the woodpeckers since this started, several months ago, or any other song birds, etc. Or any squirrels either!! This makes me so damn mad!
 

Kit B (276)
Friday March 20, 2009, 9:27 pm
An interesting report about the decline of birds, and it is nice to see that Rachel Carson has not been forgotten. Some times I think about how critical her work was to bring the many elements of pollution to our awareness, though not without many fights in Congress and business.
 

Dawna Raven Sky Zimbalist (261)
Friday March 20, 2009, 11:47 pm
I lived in Hawaii two years ago. They have the most endangered and extinct species of both flora and fauna. To top it off, the most invasive species. Despite, her esthetic beauty, she is a total ecological disaster. My favorite bird, The A'lala (aka Hawaiian Crow) went extinct in the wild 2002, and now only kept in captivity. Unfotunately this beautiful little Raven actually, is prone to both Avian Pox and malaria in addition to habitat loss. I don't know what the answer is, only that humans need to wake up from their deep sleep and start to take personal responsibility that is it.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 9:18 am
Is there any doubt that this is a "canary in a coal mine" warning about our environment?
 
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