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  • Canada, Mexico, and the United States are home to 882 native landbird species, of which almost one-third depend on at least two of the countries for their survival throughout the year.

  • The tri-national assessment identified 148 bird species in need of immediate conservation attention because of their highly threatened and declining populations. Most imperiled species include 44 bird species with very limited distributions, mostly in Mexico.

  • Additionally, common bird populations are in decline with 42 common bird species decreasing by 50% or more in the past 40 years.

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  • Partners in Flight Tri-National Vision: Overview (PDF)

  • Conservando a nuestras aves compartidas: La vision trinacional de Compañeros en Vuelo para la conservación de las aves terrestres-- Perspectiva General (PDF)

  • Sauvegardons nos oiseaux en commun: Vision tri-nationale de Partenaires d'envol pour la conservation des oiseaux terrestres-- Aperçu (PDF)

For more information, please contact:

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Alicia King,
703-358-2522 or 571-214-3117

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Pat Leonard,

Environment Canada
Media Relations (Également offert en français)

Humberto Berlanga,
Carlos Galindo,

Rosa Ma. Vidal,

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México
Esther Lopez Gonzalez,

Instituto Manantlán de Ecología y Conservación de la Biodiversidad
Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales
Centro Universitario de la Costa Sur Universidad de Guadalajara
Eduardo Santana C.,
52-33-3770-3300, ext. 5630 

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Arvind Panjabi,

National Audubon Society
Delta Willis,, 212-979-3197



Images: The cover image to the left and the images below are available for media use. Please email Pat Leonard at with your request and a large, high-resolution version will be sent.


CanadaWarbler_GerryDewaghe_thumb.jpg    CommonNighthawk_GregLavaty_thumb.jpg     RufousHummingbird_GlenTepke_thumb.jpg
Credit: Canada Warbler by Gerry Dewaghe    Credit: Common Nighthawk by Greg Lavaty   Credit: Rufous Hummingbird by Glen Tepke 
CeruleanWarbler_GregLavaty_thumb.jpg     SierradeManantlan_KennethVRosenberg_thumb.jpg    ThickBilledParrot_MartjanLammertink_thumb.jpg
Credit: Cerulean Warbler by Greg Lavaty    Credit: Sierra de Manantlán by Kenneth V. Rosenberg    Credit: Thick-billed Parrot by Martjan Lammertink 
ResplendentQuetzal_GregLavaty_thumb.jpg    OcellatedTurkey_GerryDewaghe_thumb.jpg   TownsendsWarbler_BrianSullivan_thumb.jpg
Credit: Resplendent Quetzal by Greg Lavaty    Credit: Ocellated Turkey by Gerry Dewaghe   Credit: Townsend's Warbler by Brian Sullivan