State of the Birds 2010

16 03 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has released the  2010 State of the Birds report, a joint effort of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and others. The report examines the impact that climate change can be expected to have on avian species.  While the analysis showed that climate change is predicted to disrupt birds in every habitat, seabirds and Hawaiian birds are projected to be the hardest hit (seems like this is always the case).

Ken Rosenberg, who helped lead the report’s science team, says that the assessment indicates that many birds of conservation concern will face even greater challenges than they currently endure.

Visit the site for details and a wealth of other information. While the text is generally discouraging, there are some very cool pictures of birds, so the experience is not entirely demoralizing.

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