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DID YOU KNOW?

The three greatest anthropogenic causes of wild bird mortality in the United States...

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2. COLLISIONS

Up to 1 billion birds are killed annually in the United States due to anthropogenic sources including collisions with
human-made structures such as vehicles, buildings, windows, power lines, communication towers, and wind turbines.

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Research shows
that 54-76% of window collisions are FATAL to birds.

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3. HABITAT LOSS

Millions of acres of bird habitat are lost or degraded every year due to development, agriculture, and forestry practices.

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These rapidly accelerating impacts can be mitigated only through habitat restoration and protection.

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You Can Help!
Everyone can help protect migratory birds.  Whether it is taking actions around your home or workplace, designing bird-friendly projects, or just taking actions that reduce resource consumption, every action is one step towards protecting migratory birds for future generations. A few simple actions that can be taken include:

Migratory birds are among nature's most magnificent resources. Their conservation is a critical and challenging endeavor for the Migratory Bird Program and all who value nature.  For more information, contact the Migratory Bird Program at migratorybirds@fws.gov