Bird watchers in Spain are worried: A new report from SEO/BirdLife Spain says that Spain has lost 64.5 million birds in the past 20 years.
Over 1,000 scientists observed that rural, or "farmland," birds suffered the most, but city birds are also threatened. "Between 1998 and 2005, common rural birds declined by 23 percent, while common urban birds diminished by 18 percent," according to Audubon.
City-dwelling birds are threatened by urbanization, including construction near nesting areas, glass windows and light pollution. Birds in rural communities are threatened by habitat loss, "industrialization of agriculture, substantial increases in monocultures, [and] the use of pesticides for farming,"
according to the report.
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