Common Birds in Decline
Welcome to the Common Birds in Decline press room. This analysis is the first in a new series of Audubon reports that will continually update the State of the Birds.
The story of Common Birds in Decline will be of interest, not just to bird watchers, but to all who care about what this disturbing trend indicates about the health of the environment we share with birds and other wildlife.
Audubon’s Science and Communications staff are eager to assist you in bringing this important story to your audience.
Along with the national findings announced on June 14, 2007, state-by-state information on bird species in decline is available below. Audio from the June 14 national press teleconference is also available forbelow.
The following are the 20 common North American birds with the greatest population declines since 1967. Click on the word 'Photo' to view and download a high resolution, printable image. Photos may be published in connection with coverage of Common Birds in Decline and must be accompanied by the photographer's name. Click on the species name to view its profile. Use the audio links below to download its bird call. All sounds must be credited to Lang Elliot, Nature Sound Studios. Broadcast-quality b-roll of several species may also be downloaded from Mastervision.com/Audubon.
Press Room Toolkit
- List of Birds of Concern by State
- Audubon magazine special:"Wake Up Call," "Top 10 Birds in Decline," and "What You Can Do"
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Report
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Table 7
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Table 9
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Appendix 1
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Appendix 2
- Common Birds In Decline - Technical Report: Appendix 3
- Media Teleconference Audio; June 14, 2007
- Northern Bobwhite
- Evening Grosbeak
- Northern Pintail
- Greater Scaup
- Boreal Chickadee
- Eastern Meadowlark
- Common Tern
- Loggerhead Shrike
- Field Sparrow
- Grasshopper Sparrow
- Snow Bunting
- Black-throated Sparrow
- Lark Sparrow
- Common Grackle
- American Bittern
- Rufous Hummingbird
- Horned Lark
- Little Blue Heron
- Ruffed Grouse
News and Press Releases
A new analysis by the National Audubon Society reveals that populations of some of America's most familiar and beloved birds have taken a nosedive over the past forty years, with some down as much as
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