Birds are disappearing forever

The natural rate of bird extinction is one bird per century. In the last thirty years alone, 21 bird species have become extinct. At present, 190 are classified as Critically Endangered. On the very edge of extinction. Without immediate action, many will not be here in ten years’ time.

The Colourful Puffleg Hummingbird Eriocnemis mirabilis is one of 192 species currently listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International.

This web site gives a list of the World’s Critically Endangered Species of Birds http://www.birdlife.org/extinction/CR_list.html

Help save birds today. Learn about the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme http://www.birdlife.org/extinction

 Photo courtesy of  Luis Mazariegos/www.rarebirdsyearbook.com 
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