Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America?

Friday, September 27, 2019
Colorful bird, painted bunting for illustration

Scary facts showed that billion birds lost in North America during last 50 years. The number around 3 billion birds.

Of 529 species, 19 bird species lost around 50 million for each species, as reported by Cornell university recently.

Examples of species lost are following:
- red-winged blackbird
- dark-eyed junco
- sparrows
- European starling
- warblers,
- blackbirds
- finches.
- meadowlarks
- horned larks
- red-winged blackbirds
- thrushes
- swallows


Carolina chickadee as illustration

The question then, Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America? The answer is combination factors, but mostly relate to:
- decreasing of bird habitats
- using of pesticides that killed insects as food sources for birds
- eaten by predators such as wild cats
- accident like glass collisions
- climate changes

Habitat is great important for birds, not only to live, but also to find food, rest and raise the chicks.

Loss of habitats mainly due to agricultural expansion, and might also because of property and industry development, especially in sub urban areas.

Now, my wonder about reduction of bird population in my backyard is getting answer. 6 years ago, I saw a quite lot of birds.

In the last few years or this year around, especially during spring season, I just see couple of hummingbirds, and I did not see any woodpeckers at all.

How about you? Do you aware that less birds in your backyard or any where else? 

38 comments:

  1. Interesting facts. Here where we are we still seem to have a lot of birds. We have several feeders out and enjoy watching them. I do find that we don't have as many butterflies as we used to have. Have a great weekend!

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    1. glad to know still a lot of bird in your areas.....
      some other places, butterfly numbers are decreasing as well.

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  2. was not aware, I see a lot of them, terrible news.

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  3. It is sad, the poor birds, dying because WE are the killing machines.

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  5. Hello, this is scary and only the beginning. Also, the endangered species are even more at risk now. Big corporations and greed are hurting the environment and our current government has given them permission to do so. It is very sad. Sorry for the rant. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. yes, indeed....

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      Examples of species lost are following:
      - red-winged blackbird
      - dark-eyed junco
      - sparrows
      - European starling
      - warblers,
      - blackbirds
      - finches.
      - meadowlarks
      - horned larks
      - red-winged blackbirds
      - thrushes
      - swallows

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  7. That is really scary that we lost so many birds. I wish everyone would know that birds are having a very difficult time to survive but sadly not many people are aware of it.
    It's a great post!!!
    I wish you a nice and peaceful weekend.

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    1. Yes, indeed...

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      The question then, Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America? The answer is combination factors, but mostly relate to:
      - decreasing of bird habitats
      - using of pesticides that killed insects as food sources for birds
      - eaten by predators such as wild cats
      - accident like glass collisions
      - climate changes

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  8. This is a sad fact. No, I have not noticed a decline in our community. I am thankful for that...

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      Habitat is great important for birds, not only to live, but also to find food, rest and raise the chicks.

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  9. I have heard about this problem, but zi see plenty of birds outside,thankfully☺

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      Loss of habitats mainly due to agricultural expansion, and might also because of property and industry development, especially in sub urban areas.

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      Now, my wonder about reduction of bird population in my backyard is getting answer. 6 years ago, I saw a quite lot of birds.

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  11. la verdad es que esto no lo sabia, gracias

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      In the last few years or this year around, especially during spring season, I just see couple of hummingbirds, and I did not see any woodpeckers at all.

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  12. This news makes me so sad :( Every spring, we have many cardinals in our yard. I hope there are just as many next spring!

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    1. Hope, cardinals come as usual at your yard by next years …

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  14. HI Tanza, it's a very sad scenario.
    I know that there are fewer birds in my yard.
    We take care of a bird that has fallen from its nest until it returns to nature. I told this story in this post http://inventandocomamamae.blogspot.com/2014/12/natal-o-bem-te-vi.html
    kisses
    Chris
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    1. yes, indeed...

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  16. this is terribly unpleasant information
    best regards
    Lili

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  17. Birds are suffering from modern agriculture. That's sad.

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    1. Yes, indeed....

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      Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America?
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      Examples of species lost are following:
      - red-winged blackbird
      - dark-eyed junco
      - sparrows
      - European starling
      - warblers,
      - blackbirds
      - finches.
      - meadowlarks
      - horned larks
      - red-winged blackbirds
      - thrushes
      - swallows

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  18. terribly unpleasant information :/

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  19. That is scary, and also very sad.

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    1. yes, indeed....

      Thank you to visit:
      Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America?
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      The question then, Why 3 billion Birds Have Lost in North America? The answer is combination factors, but mostly relate to:
      - decreasing of bird habitats
      - using of pesticides that killed insects as food sources for birds
      - eaten by predators such as wild cats
      - accident like glass collisions
      - climate changes

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