NZ shorebird, though not the bird singing below
Meantime, I made a video to share a piece of this bird's melodies. Turn up your audio (and if reading in email click here for the vid).
Since 1970, the US and Canada have experienced a loss of nearly 3 billion birds across both native and introduced species, the study found. This amounts to a nearly 30 percent reduction in bird abundance in 50 years, the study says.
In the paper, published on Thursday in the journal Science, researchers from a number of academic and non-profit institutions in North America wrote that this decline can be attributed to the compounding effects of human-caused obstacles, such as habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. Notably, 90 percent of the total losses were experienced by widespread songbirds such as sparrows, warblers, blackbirds, and finches.