2022 U.S. State of the Birds

The State of the Birds 2022 report sounds an alarm about steep population losses in virtually all habitats. The report identifies 70 Tipping Point species that have lost half or more of their breeding population since 1970, and are on tract to lose another half or more in the next 50 years.

Actions and initiatives to bring back birds can also play a role in achieving national goals for broader biodiversity protection, climate resilience, and environmental justice—all while staying true to the principles of benefitting all people, strengthening economies, using science as a guide, honoring Tribal sovereignty, and empowering private landowners as conservation drivers. The bottom line is that bird conservation benefits everybody: wildlife, people, entire ecosystems, and Planet Earth.

So let’s help birds before they become endangered—before they require additional funding, protections, and decades of work to bring back. Proactive conservation is the fastest, most effective strategy, and our best chance for success is now.

View or download the report.

For a brief overview, read State of the Birds at a Glance.