North America has lost close to 3 billion birds since the 1970s, almost a third of the entire bird population. It is not just rare or endangered birds that we are losing, our backyard songbirds are disappearing too. The bird die-off is primarily attributed to loss of habitat and the use of pesticides. Our yards are food deserts; filled with unappetising exotic plants and sprayed clean of insects. Our birds have no bugs and berries to eat, no cavities for nesting, and no thickets for protection from predators.
Birds are the messengers for a much larger problem: canaries in coal mines, they are warning us about ecosystem-wide biodiversity collapse.
You are making a commitment to an easy action with visible positive environmental impact: planting two native plants for every three and swearing off pesticides.
You are joining a community of others who are helping each other to explore ever more effective, and fun, paths to success.
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