Study outlines steps to protect declining North American landbird populations
By Nature.Canada, Thu, 20/01/2011 - 13:13
A recent study carried out by scientists from Canada, Mexico and the United States, including several BirdLife Partners found that of the 882 native landbirds shared across borders, 17% (148 species) need immediate conservation action. The report, Saving Our Shared Birds, an initiative of Partners in Flight, assessed the status of all 882 shared landbirds, and used their findings to rank the vulnerability of each species. The 148 species identified as most vulnerable include:
- 44 species having limited distributions
- 80 tropical species which depend on deciduous, highland and evergreen forests in Mexico
- 24 species that occur in temperate-zone forests, grasslands and aridland habitats during the breeding season.