Wouldn't it be easier to save endangered species before they became endangered? This is the idea behind WatchList, an initiative of the Partners in Flight (PIF) cooperative in which National Audubon Society is an active partner. Scientists from PIF have identified 105 species of North American birds that are at risk--those with declining populations, limited ranges, and/or facing threats such as habitat loss on breeding or wintering grounds. WatchList includes such New Jersey birds as bobolink, red-headed woodpecker, worm-eating warbler, brant, and black duck. This list now serves as the centerpiece of bird conservation at the National Audubon Society. Active initiatives to save habitats, reduce threats, and manage areas focus on the requirements of WatchList species. Of course, other species sharing those habitats will also be helped by these efforts.
You can find out more about the WatchList project and individual WatchList species by writing the Associate Director of Conservation, National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003; or by visiting the WatchList website at: www.audubon.org/bird/watch. This website includes an individual page for each species, with photo, range map, conservation priority score, description of threats, and suggestions for further reading.
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