The State of Australian birds
The report from Birdlife Australia is now out. This summary report (15-page PDF) makes good use of graphs and infographics to highlight the dramatic decline of bird numbers in key ecosystems.
While some species are showing definite signs of improvements, shorebirds are in drastic decline. \’Bird indices are urgently needed for shorebirds seabirds, and waterbirds.\’ Nothing surprising about seabirds, as this report recently revealed SE Australia and New Zealand is the global hotspot of large scale seabird decline.