Sunday, December 23, 2007

US Bird Species at Risk

According to a recent report by the National Audubon Society as well as the American Bird Conservancy, 25% of all bird species in the United States are at risk of extinction.

Main reasons for these alarming numbers are – how could it be different - human activity causing habitat loss and global warming. The introduction of alien mammals and plants also causes the number of many bird species to decline.

If you like to dig deeper and find out which kind of birds are on the endangered species list, visit the web site of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Here’s the direct link to the page where you find lots of additional information.