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10 endangered and threatened birds of America

10 endangered and threatened birds of America

The United States was once home to a rich and diverse avian population, with birds such as the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet and the dusky seaside sparrow winging through our skies. But several centuries of land development, hunting and human encroachment has thrown our nation’s birds into crisis, resulting in extinction for some and threatened status for many. As for January 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that more than 90 species are threatened or endangered . These are birds currently under threat in the United States, including the Hawaiian geese pictured here.

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