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Birds Swell the Ranks of Critically Endangered Species
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Birds Swell the Ranks of Critically Endangered Species

Habitat loss and climate change are leading to growing fears for our bird populations. In fact, scientists estimate that 12% of all bird species are endangered.

Each year the number of birds put on the endangered species list rises. In the U.S. alone, 91 bird species have recently been added. Take a closer look at the problem.

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Critically Endangered Birds

Critically Endangered Birds

From the Akeke’e to the Yellow-crested cockatoo, explore 145 of the world's critically endangered birds and get details about their habitats and lives. More...

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ARKive
How Darwin’s Finches Got Their Beaks

How Darwin’s Finches Got Their Beaks

When Darwin sailed to the Galapagos Islands, he found that the shape of finches beaks changed from island to island. Using modern genetic analyses, researchers have discovered why. More...

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Harvard
Dead Birds Flying

Dead Birds Flying

The Cape Parrot is Africa's most endangered parrot. Find out what scientists, local and international birders, and the wider community have done to help save this stunning bird. More...

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National Geographic
Kirtland’s Warbler

Kirtland’s Warbler

Take a listen to the song of this rare bird from the Michigan jack pine forests. Then find out where it nests and why fire-fighting efforts led to the species decline. More...

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Cornell University
10 Endangered Birds of America

10 Endangered Birds of America

Like most countries, the U.S. has a dwindling diversity of birds. Examine some of the species that are threatened by extinction. More...

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Mother Nature Network
Ghosts of Gone Birds

Ghosts of Gone Birds

A group of U.K. artists were asked to "breathe life back into extinct bird species." Meet the exhibit's co-creators and see some of the work. More...

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BirdGuides
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Saving Migratory Animals

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Saving Migratory Animals

Make like a scientist by analyzing data: Using information already online, map the migration patterns of different bird species and determine if they’re at risk. More...

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Science Buddies
Rare Video of Endangered Shorebird

Rare Video of Endangered Shorebird

See rare footage of newly hatched spoon-billed sandpipers in the Russian wild. This species is facing extinction as coastal wetlands along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway disappear. More...

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National Geographic
YardMap

YardMap

Join thousands of other "citizen scientists" by using Google images and the YardMap tools to map your yard and its features. Sharing data creates better understanding about bird habitats. More...

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Cornell University

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