Declining Bird Species Over the Years

The first-of-its kind analysis on birds in India was carried out by scientists from 10 research and conservation organisations across India, using a database of over 10 million observations uploaded by 15,000 birdwatchers on the online platform, e-Bird. Today’s newspapers have carried information on this report that states that there has been a decline in 400 species of birds in the past 25 years. There has been a decline in 50% of the Indian bird species in the past decades. To read more about the status of birds in India, please refer to the newspaper article links below:

  1. “Nearly 400 Indian bird species’ number declined in the last 25 years, says new report”, Deccan Herald, 17th February 2020:
  2. “Bird numbers see drastic fall in Mysuru region”, The Hindu, 18th February 2020:
  3. “Sparrows are shunning cities, moving to the country instead”, Bangalore Mirror, 17th February 2020:
  4. “New report finds India’s birds in overall decline, in some cases catastrophically so”, Economic Times, 17th February 2020:
  5. “79 Indian birds on decline but peafowls increase: Report”, The Week, 17th February 2020:
  6. “Population of birds in India is declining catastrophically: Report”, ANI, 17th February 2020:
  7. “More than 50% of Indian birds at long-term extinction risk, claims first-of-its-kind report”, The Print, 18th February 2020:
  8. Report shows dramatic rise in India’s peacock count in last 25 years; 50% of other birds record decline”, Indian Express, 17th February 2020:
  9. “Peafowls fly high, sparrows hold steady, but many other species show sharp decline in birdwatchers’ report”, Times of India, 17th February 2020:
  10. “Over 52% of birds in India in major decline, warn scientists in a new report”, Live Mint, 17th February 2020:
  11. “India’s Birds in Danger? Of Species Assessed in Citizen Science Project, 50% Show Decline”, News 18, 17th February 2020:
  12. “Among dwindling numbers, some bright spots for India’s birds”, Research Matters, 17th February 2020:

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