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The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call staggering. All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.

  BIRDS USA
   
  BIRDS MEXICO
   
  NAYARIT MEXICO *
   
  CUBA
   
  COST RICA
   
  PANAMA
   
  AUSTRALIA
   
   ARIZONA
   
   
   
   
 
Recent evidence shows the top four sources of anthropogenic mortality of birds in the U.S. and Canada are from:  cats (2.5 BILLION), building collisions (600 MILLION), auto strikes (200 MILLION), and power lines (50 MILLION). These mortalities can be significantly reduced with known solutions.
 
     
  Cats Kill Billions of Birds  
     
 

It is estimated that 90% of the world's seabirds have pieces of plastic in their intestines. And that every year 1 million seabirds die from the effects of plastic and that the trend is on the rise. "One third of the world's plastic production is not recyclable, and every year at least eight million tons of plastic are constantly introduced into our oceans and bodies of water," explains Joyce Msuya, Acting Executive Director of the Environment (UNEP). "That material ends up in the stomachs of birds, fish and whales, as well as in our soils and waters. The world is suffocating in plastic and the same is true for our birds, on which much of life on Earth depends.