Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 14, 2018

Steep Decline In Farmland Birds

National Geographic  reports on the global decline of farmland birds

the results of a survey of France’s bird populations. The findings, which grabbed headlines around the world, were grim; since 1989, France’s farmland bird populations have shrunk by a third.

In the U.K., farmland bird populations have collapsed by more than half since 1970, with much of the crash occurring by the 1980s. Since 1980, Europe’s total farmland-bird population shrunk by 300 million birds. And in Canada and the United States, 74 percent of farmland bird species shrank in number from 1966 to 2013.

Read full story at Around the World, Farmland Birds Are in Steep Decline


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