The Endangered Birds of North America:
(The Numbers Keep Rising)
North America's Endangered Birds (Photos and Videos)
- This hub celebrates the beauty of the endangered birds of North America. When possible, I use photos taken by amateur (and professional) photographers, and not photographs you have seen in publications by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency which maintains a list of the threatened and endangered species here in the United States.
- Before a bird can be placed on the endangered species list, it is studied thoroughly by scientists who strive to estimate how many are remaining in the population. They also try to determine the problems threatening the species, so the listing process could take years.
- Please watch the videos included in this hub. They are exceptional and allow you to see these magnificent creatures in the wild.
- Believe it or not, the Fish and Wildlife Service currently lists 90 birds as endangered (as of 2017, there were 101 on the list). I have tried to track down interesting photographs of as many as possible.
Photos of Endangered Birds
Mississippi sandhill crane
Yellow-shouldered blackbird | Source
Red-legged honeycreeper | Source
Sooty shearwater | Source
The Incredible Whooping Crane
Crested caracara | Source
Bristle-thighed Curlew | Source
Short-tailed albatross | Source
Golden-winged warbler | Source
Southwestern willow flycatcher
Coastal California Gnatcatcher
BLACK-CAPPED VIREO (Photo by Aves Net at Flickr.com)
This one is having a little snack.
Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
As you can see, this guy is not bald at all!
Hawaii Akepa (Honeycreeper)
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