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The Imperial Amazon was classed as Critically Endangered - partly due to Hurricane Maria © HBW

A look back at some of the biggest bird...

Tue, 24/03/2020
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
Birdwatchers' sightings were found to be an accurate way to measure bird populations © Nicolas Mirguet / Flickr

15,000 birdwatchers contribute to first major...

Wed, 19/02/2020
The first ever full report on the state of India’s birds was released this week, made using data collected from over 15,000 birdwatchers across the country. Increases in Indian Peafowl and declines in raptors are among the major findings.

‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a...

Thu, 15/03/2012
BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.

State of the World's Birds

Mon, 10/01/2011
FREE download. This report is a brief summary of the information available on BirdLife’s State of the world’s birds website.

State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in...

Mon, 08/11/2010
The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

BirdLife's State of the Worlds Birds - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
An interview with BirdLife's Head of Science - Alison Stattersfield.