Common Birds in Decline

Dramatic population declines of beloved Arkansas birds documented.

Dramatic population declines for some of the most recognized and beloved birds in Arkansas are documented in this analysis by the National Audubon Society.

Familiar species such as the Northern Bobwhite, Eastern Meadowlark, and Prothonotary Warbler have declined by 60-70-80% since 1967. There are many reasons behind the declines, but also much that can be done to reverse the trends before these species are no longer considered common.

Audubon Arkansas’s Common Birds in Decline list stems from the first-ever analysis combining annual sighting data from Audubon's century-old Christmas Bird Count program with results of the annual Breeding Bird Survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. Learn more about these birds, what we’re doing to reverse these declines and what you can do, too. Read more about the state of Arkansas's birds using the link below.

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