A bunch of boys are getting together to tell us about the state of the birds in the US:
On Thursday March 19th, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will release the first ever U.S. State of the Birds report.
The report was developed by a partnership among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, state government wildlife agencies and non-governmental organizations. The report documents the decline of bird populations in many habitats due to habitat loss, invasive species and other factors. At the same time, it provides heartening examples of how sustained habitat conservation and other environmental efforts can reverse the decline of many bird species.
Here's the list of participants:
Secretary Ken Salazar
John Fitzpatrick, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Darin Schroeder, American Bird Conservancy
John Flicker, National Audubon Society
John Hoskins, North American Bird Conservation Initiative
Robert Benndick, The Nature Conservancy