Helping America’s Vanishing Birds in a Changing Environment

  • Aug. 26, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Center for Ecosystem Sentinels, University of Washington
  • Chris Stoughton
  • Video

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Bird populations are declining in North America. In the past fifty years over three billion birds have disappeared from the landscape.  That is an average decline of 29%. This talk addresses the reasons behind the decline and how we can save our bird populations.  Many of our most familiar yard birds such as sparrows, warblers, finches and swallows are among those most threatened by ecosystem disruption through loss of habitat, pollution and climate change. Although this is a serious problem for wildlife in general there are ways in which we can mitigate this damage and this talk address some of the ways individuals can help their local bird populations as well as at a national level.