Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has just unveiled "The State of the Birds", the first comprehensive analysis of the state of the nation's birds. The report points out:
North America's bird populations have declined significantly in the past 40 years as bulldozers have flattened forests, rolled over grasslands and filled wetlands.
Salazar goes on to point out "In 2009 it is time for a new beginning on how to make sure wildlife and habitat are protected."
Click here to read the SF Chronicle article
Click for the "State of the Birds" website
Click here to read the full report: "The State of the Birds" (large PDF file)