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41 Arkansas Birds Considered "Imperiled"

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Forty-one birds in Arkansas, including the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, are among the "most imperiled" birds in the country.

That's according to a new report from the National Audobon Society.  The report says 178 species of birds in the continental United States and 39 species in Hawaii are in the greatest danger of extinction and need "immediate conservation help."  The total amounts to one-fourth of the bird species in the country, the group said.

Audubon and the America Bird Conservancy compiled the list based on an assessment of the bird's population size, range size, threats, and population trend.  Birds flagged "red" are those declining most rapidly.

In Arkansas, 12 species are flagged red.  They include the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was considered extinct before a suspected sighting in the east Arkansas swams in 2004.  The other 11 are the mottled duck, yellow rail, black rail, piping plover, buff-breasted sandpiper, least tern, red cockaded woodpecker, Bell's vireo, golden-winged warbler, Bachman's sparrow, and Henslow's sparrow.

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