Birds brighten the lives of many people throughout the year, but we are rapidly losing them: North America alone has lost about 3 billion birds – about 30% of the total population – in the last 50 years alone. The danger is especially high for migratory birds because the distance they cover annually increases their exposure to a wide range of human-caused hazards.
But don’t lose hope! We can still reverse the decline of migratory bird populations, but only if everybody cooperates – scientists, governments, businesses, and citizens. For Neotropical migratory birds, we are in a unique position to help. Their travels don’t only bring them into contact with a wider range of threats, they also come into contact with people throughout the Americas that can support them. Explore the sections below to learn how you can help.