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3 Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It

February 10, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

(Seacoast Chapter program) In 2019, a landmark publication in Science magazine documented the loss of 3 billion birds from the North American avifauna over the past 50 years. Lead author Ken Rosenberg will describe the scientific results of this study, the unprecedented attention it received in the media and the public, and efforts over the past year to respond to this loss and bring back the birds.

Bio: Ken Rosenberg is an Applied Conservation Scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with a joint partnership appointment at American Bird Conservancy. Ken has been at Cornell for 27 years, after receiving a PhD in Zoology from Louisiana State University studying foraging specialization in Amazonian birds, a MSc from Arizona State University, and a BS from Cornell. Ken’s current research focuses on the conservation status and health of bird populations and filling crucial knowledge gaps that impede full annual-cycle conservation of migratory birds, especially the stopover behavior of our long-distance migrants in Central and South America. Ken has been a long-time leader in Partners in Flight and is on the US Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, where he leads NABCI’s production of US and North American State of the Birds Reports. He is also a Fellow at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Ken is a lifelong birder and is dedicated to promoting amateur contributions to ornithology and conservation through eBird and other citizen science programs.

All are welcome to attend our Wednesday February 10, 2021 program via Zoom. The Zoom program Meeting begins at 7:30 PM, but feel free to sign on early after 7 pm to socialize. You may need to download Zoom  (https://zoom.us/download) to attend the program.

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Photo: Blackburnian Warbler, by Len Medlock.


February 10, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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