Share of North American bird species under extinction risk 2016

This statistic displays the distribution of all bird species in North America by their level of concern as of 2016. As of that time, 37 percent of species were considered to require urgent conservation action, making some 432 species most at risk of extinction without significant action.

Distribution of bird species* based on level of concern in North America in 2016

Level of concernShare of bird species
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Release date

May 2016


North America

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Includes 1,154 bird species.
** Species past the Watch List threshold.

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