The decline of nature’s song

An article published this week confirms that bird populations in North America are rapidly declining. A researcher from Cornell Lab of Ornithology reported that population losses of 29 to 53% have occurred equating to almost 3 billion birds. Losses are occurring across all habitats impacting common and threatened species alike. The largest factor driving the declines is habitat loss.

When asked to comment on the state of Australia’s bird on Radio National yesterday, Sean Dooley from Birdlife Australia said that the losses are likely to be even more severe in Australia.