ABC's Bird Library

Search our 400+ comprehensive bird species profiles to learn about the natural history and conservation issues facing birds throughout the Americas.

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Newell's Shearwater. Photo by Resource Hawaii, Alamy Stock Photo.
  • Population: ~10,000
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Kiwikiu. Photo by Robby Kohley
  • Population: Fewer than 200
  • Trend:  Decreasing
'Ākohekohe. Photo by Jack Jeffrey.
  • Population: Fewer than 2,000
  • Trend:  Decreasing
  • Population: 28-76
  • Trend:  Decreasing
California Condor. Photo by kojhirano, Shutterstock.
  • Population: ~504
  • Trend:  Increasing
Spix's Macaw. Photo by Danny Ye, Shutterstock.
  • Population: Extinct in the wild; ~180 in captivity.
  • Trend:  -
Black Tern. Photo by Dennis Jacobsen, Shutterstock.
  • Population: 500,000 North America; 1.5 million World
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Bay-breasted Cuckoo. Photo by Cesar Abrill
  • Population: 300-2,900
  • Trend:  Decreasing
House Wren. Photo by FotoRequest, Shutterstock.
  • Population: 42 million in U.S. and Canada; unknown in rest of range
  • Trend:  Stable
Eastern Kingbird. Photo by Tim Herbert, Shutterstock.
  • Population: 26 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Blue Grosbeak. Photo by Mike Parr.
  • Population: 20 million
  • Trend:  Stable
Magnolia Warbler. Photo by Jacob Spendelow.
  • Population: 39 million
  • Trend:  Stable
BOTW Homepage Thumbnail_Northern Parula
  • Population: 18 million
  • Trend:  Increasing
  • Population: 42 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Canada Warbler by Frode Jacobsen
  • Population: 2.6 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
An ovenbird on the ground
  • Population: 26 million
  • Trend:  Stable
Yellow throated warbler on a branch
  • Population: 2 million
  • Trend:  Increasing
Two Great Blue Herons
  • Population: ~700,000
  • Trend:  Increasing
Black and White Warbler
  • Population: 18 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
White throated sparrow on the ground
  • Population: ~160 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing

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