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Consequences Vol. 3, No. 1, 1997
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1. Some examples of migratory songbirds
that are either declining or stable in number
Declining, with percent
decrease in 25 years
Stable or increasing
Forest Birds
Band-tailed Pigeon 56% Acadian Flycatcher
Cerulean Warbler 51 Blackburnian Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher 48 Great Crested Flycatcher
Wood Thrush 41 Hooded Warbler
Eastern Wood-pewee 34 Northern Parula
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 29 Ovenbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Scarlet Tanager
Solitary Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Shrubland Birds
Brewer's Sparrow 66% Baltimore Oriole
Lark Sparrow 59 Eastern Kingbird
Lark Bunting 56 House Wren
Golden-winged Warbler 47 Indigo Bunting
Bell's Vireo 45 Nashville Warbler
Orchard Oriole 29 Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler
Grassland Birds
Grasshopper Sparrow 71% Upland Sandpiper
Dickcissel 36
Bobolink 25

Source: Breeding Bird Survey, 1966-1991


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