The State of the Birds
Explore Bird Habitats
The United States is home to a tremendous diversity of native birds, with more than 800 species inhabiting terrestrial, coastal, and ocean habitats. Of these, 75 species are federally listed as endangered or threatened. An additional 200 are species of conservation concern because of their small distribution, high threats or declining populations.
Successful conservation requires information about the population status of every species to ensure the survival of endangered birds and to manage common species so they never become threatened.
Using data from three continent-wide monitoring programs to create bird population indicators for major U.S. habitats, State of the Birds is able to reflect the health of these habitats and their impact on the environment.