State of the Birds Report

Did you know?

It's true.  Many of the birds we know and love are threatened and in need of conservation action.

 In 2016, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published The State of North America’s Birds 2016, the first comprehensive report assessing the conservation status of all 1,154 bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States and Mexico.  The assessment was compiled by a team of experts from all three countries. Of these 1,154 species, 432 qualified for the Watch List, indicating species of highest conservation concern based on high vulnerability scores across multiple factors.

 Key parts of the report include

:• Main results indicating conservation concern levels for North America’s 9 major habitat types

Conservation status descriptions and success stories for 7 habitat types

Interactive Species Assessment Table showing conservation scores for all 1,154 species

• Year-round abundance maps and animations for 7 species

Further resources for conservation and change

Read the full State of the Birds 2016 report here.