A disturbing new scientific study published in the Science journal has reported that there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds in the air than in 1970. (The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions.) The bird population in the United States and Canada had an estimated 10.1 billion birds nearly half a century ago, and has fallen 29% to about 7.2 billion birds (source: AP).
“People need to pay attention to the birds around them because they are slowly disappearing. One of the scary things about the results is that it is happening right under our eyes. We might not even notice it until it’s too late.”
-Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, lead author of the study and Cornell University conservation scientist
“If you came out of your house one morning and noticed that a third of all the houses in…
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