US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds since 1970

US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds since 1970

Researchers said birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in US and Canada. There is 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. The major causes are habitat loss and degradation, broad use of agricultural chemicals and outdoor hunting by pet cats.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 4 months

Wind Farms.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 4 months

Cats and habitat destruction(due to ballooning population) not climate change. Nice try. Animals, hell, life doesn't die because of a tiny rise or drop in temperature.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 4 months

Misleading headline. We've lost ALL of the wild birds we had in 1970. They've all died by now. According to the best of our ability to estimate populations, we don't have as many as we did in 1970. That's a more correct statement.

David Giarratana
David Giarratana 4 months

Good. Birds are evil. Haven't you seen that movie?

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 4 months

CBSNews underlines Climate Change. Yeah, lets not consider Wifi, Radio Waves, Mobile frequencies. Wait until everyone has 5G.

CoLpOeSnED 4 months

still confused on how a healthy-flying bird can get caught by a land mammal; isn't that natural selection?

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