The first comprehensive study of Canada's bird population, released by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, cites a serious decline in avian population. The thirty-six page report says there has been a twelve percent decline in Canada's avian population since the 1970s.
"The State of Canada's Birds report is a measurable indicator of how well we are fulfilling our shared responsibility as stewards of our nation's wildlife and wilderness areas. Clearly there is much we can do to ensure we have healthy ecosystems for years to come, and this report provides a path to do so." Ian Davidson, Executive Director, Nature Canada
"The findings of The State of Canada's Birds report clearly demonstrate the immediate need to maintain, and in some areas increase, the diversity of wildlife habitat across Canada. Without habitat, there is no wildlife... it's that simple." L.G. "Len" Ugarenko, President/Président, Wildlife Habitat Canada
View The State of Canada's Birds 2012 website
View The State of Canada's Birds Report 2012
View June 27, 2012 CBC News article
View June 23, 2012 CBC News article