17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bye-Bye Birdies

I was alive in the year 1970, and recently I have heard more than one in four birds in North America has disappeared within my lifetime. I am astounded by this net loss across all birds on our continent, the loss of billions of birds. And yes, I agree about the numbers that are being reported.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Melvin Rutledge