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Avian Agony: Endangered Birds of America

I’m not much of a bird person. But I do feel like watching these little beautiful creatures that inhabit the sky fly around. But now, that too might be a fading possibility. The United States was once a perfect home for the avian population. But now these beautiful creatures like the Carolina parakeet and the dusky seaside sparrow are not to be seen winging through the skies. Yes, they are on the verge of extinction! The US Fish and Wildlife Service reports indicate that 91 species of birds are facing the threat of extinction. Check out the details about the 10 birds that are greatly under threat of extinction in the United States.

Golden-Cheeked Warbler

The endangered golden-cheek warbler is said to live and breed in centralTexas. Agriculture and land development have contributed to the decline of this small bird’s habitat.

California Condor

The California condor has become an iconic symbol in the American West. However, the largest flying bird inNorth Americahas suffered a serious drop in numbers due to hunting and encroachment on its habitat.

Hawaiian Goose  (Nene)

The official state bird of Hawaii, the Hawaiian goose, was declared endangered in 1967 with an estimated population of less than 30 birds.

I’iwi

Sad, but true! This bird is under threat from habitat destruction and climate change, as well as proliferation of diseases. This bird is also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper among the natives of Hawaii.

Kirtland’s Warbler

Though they are now in the endangered list, there could be hope after all for this cute species. Today, more than 1800 males existing in the wild are prompting officials to consider the removal of this species from the endangered list in the future.

Whooping Crane

The endangered whooping crane is a critically threatened species bird that has enjoyed a significant return in recent years.

Gunnison Sage-Grouse

The Gunnison sage-grouse lives south of the Colorado River in Colorado and Utah. Loss of habitat has been extremely detrimental for this animal.

Piping Plover

The piping plover makes it easy for us to adore it; however the bird’s habitat in theGreat Lakes region is greatly endangered.

Millerbird

The endangered millerbird is an elusive bird found on Nihoa Island in Hawaii. The millerbird, was found on the nearby Laysan Island, and was till recently believed to be extinct.

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

This species has become an icon for the symbolic loss of bird species. No one knows what is to be done to make it return to the American bird.

 

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