State of the Birds The 2009 Report

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State of the Birds The 2009 Report: “we see heartening evidence that strategic land management and conservation action can reverse declines of birds.”

In this first ever comprehensive report on U.S. bird populations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Bird Conservancy, Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Pat Leonard, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Klamath Bird Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey and other conservation partners lay out the status of our country’s avian health. The report shows great increases in some birds, while alerting our leaders to the potential loss of other bird species and the habitat that supports them.

The good news from the report is that proper habitat management and land protection is helping the precarious position of many bird species. More progress must be made, but national and international land conservation groups like the Nature Conservancy, and local land conservancies like Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which has has worked with multitudes of partners to conserve over 14,000 acres of important habitat in northern Ohio, are playing a vital role in protecting remaining habitat.

Read this report, then get outside and watch some birds this spring.

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