The State of Our Birds

The current status and suggested conservation actions for birds on Audubon Society of Rhode Island wildlife refuges

Over one-third of the birds breeding on Audubon Refuges are experiencing long-term population declines. Armed with the knowledge from these reports, Audubon will begin a monitoring and management scheme to reverse the declining trends in our birds, through the Audubon Avian Research Initiative.

Download the Reports

Part I: Breeding and Overwintering

Released January 2023 at our first Birds Across New England Regional Conservation Symposium. Click here to watch Dr. Charles Clarkson introduce the report!

Part II: Migration

Released May 2023

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In the News

Part I

Audubon Releases a Sobering Report on Declining Bird Populations - Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Rhode Island in Danger of Losing ‘Our Birds’ - EcoRI News
Many bird species are declining in R.I. — here are 9 that researchers will keep an eye on - Boston Globe
The Audubon Society of RI released a report on birds in the state. The results aren't good - Providence Journal
RI Audubon Society reports declines in bird populations - WPRI 12 News
Rhode Island bird numbers are in decline – but there’s work that can be done - The Valley Breeze
Audubon leads charge for answers on declining bird population - East Bay Newspapers
It's Our Responsibility - Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Audubon RI's State of Our Birds Report Is Not Good...How You Can Help - B101
The State of Our Birds Report - East Providence Reporter Today

Part II

Audubon Unveils The State of Our Birds Report Part II: Migration - Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Audubon Report: Studying Birds’ Migration Patterns Key to Reversing Population Declines - EcoRI News
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Unveils The State of Our Birds Report Part II - Reporter Today
RI habitat is crucial for migrating birds — what Audubon says must be done to save them - Providence Journal
The State of Our Birds Part II: Migration - Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Let’s work together and give birds a chance.

The State of Our Birds would never have been possible without the tremendous support from members, volunteers and generous donations. Moving forward, we will need more volunteers, more information and more resources to help our birds.

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The Audubon Avian Research Initiative
A three-step management plan to mitigate local decline and contribute to regional population growth.

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