I was reminded of this recently while watching an informative documentary about the decline of the California condor. The documentary shows how this beautiful bird, which once roamed all of North America, was eliminated from the continental US by the end of the 20th century.
While the documentary was informative, it didn’t shed any light on what caused the extinction of the California condor, but it does give you a sense of just how devastating the decline of these birds has been. I recently read an article in Scientific American about the decline of the California condor, and it was very informative. The decline of these birds has lead to all sorts of environmental problems throughout the US, but I felt that the article was missing the big picture.
You’d think the decline of the California condor would be a topic for a documentary, but it’s not. We’ve all seen the stories about the decline of the California condor, we’ve all seen the stories about the decline of the bird in the US, and we’ve all seen the stories about how the decline of these birds is responsible for many other problems.
The bird in the US has been declining for a very long time, but the story of the California condor is even more depressing. It’s a bird that eats birds and is in danger of extinction because people are eating it. That is a huge problem because the bird in the US is the most abundant bird in the world. The problem is its a small population.
The last time that a population of an animal like the California condor was at a stable level was in the 1950s, and that was after the US imported much more wild bird species. Since then the bird population has been falling. The fact that the bird population in the US is only about a third of what it was in the 1950s is probably one reason that the bird population in the US has been dropping.
A more likely reason is that these birds are being forced to migrate to places where they don’t find enough to eat, or are being killed off by other humans who believe that killing birds is a good idea.
These birds are called ground birds. They are often thought of as having small bills and being cold-blooded. In reality, they are highly social and adaptable, preferring to live in groups where they can stay warm. The problem is that the ground bird population in the US has long since plummeted. They are now at about 1/3 of what they were in the 1950s, and the population of the world’s largest ground bird, the ostrich, has dropped to about 0.
As it turns out, the world’s population of ground birds is being decimated by habitat loss. The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that about 3 million ground birds have been forced to move away from their natural habitats in the US since the 1950s. To try to save ground birds in the US, you can help by taking action and making a donation to the ESA. You can also help by signing the petition at this link.
Even if you don’t do anything to help, this should be pretty clear by now, so you can also check out the ESA’s website for more information.
As of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that over 50 million animals are currently in decline. This includes fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. We’ve been doing our part by keeping our eyes open for animals that are in trouble, and we’re really thankful for the efforts of everyone else who is doing similar things.