Date: 9/23/19 6:58 am
From: <baikalteal13...> <baikalteal13...>
Subject: [birders] Decline of the North American avifauna - "3 billion birds" paper
Folks, This summary of reports about bird loss shows a very wide distribution. It includes some analysis of the original paper. Checkout the list of sources included and the analysis of the work. Hopefully, a few "civilians" will pay attention. Don Burlett
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> Original paper:
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> Decline of the North American avifauna
> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, Jessica C. Stanton, Arvind Panjabi,
> Laura Helft, Michael Parr, Peter P. Marra.
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> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
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> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
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> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
> (67 pages)
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>
> This is worth a look as a first attempt to evaluate the paper's
> methodology (thanks to Rob for the link):
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> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
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> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
> Sept. 20, 2019.
>
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> Coverage:
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> Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
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> National Audubon:
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> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
> Study Says. by Jillian Mock
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> American Bird Conservancy:
> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
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> Science News:
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> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
> We&rsquo;ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan Lambert
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> Scientific American:
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> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim
> Daley
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> Washington Post:
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> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin Brulliard
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> NY Times:
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> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the
> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer
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