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About 10,000 species of birds exist in the world and nearly 400 of them have been found in Missouri! They are found in every habitat, from city centers to the middle of nowhere. Birds enhance our lives in nearly every way, playing significant roles in the ecosystem, economy, and outdoor recreation. Birds are awesome!
Sadly, birds are declining at a rapid pace. Since 1970, North America has lost 2.9 billion, or 29 percent of its birds! That’s shocking. But there are simple steps we can take today to help our feathered friends.