The release of the State of the Birds report is an annual event; 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of the first report.
And this one arrives today (September 9) with some additional poignancy: it comes 100 years, nearly to the day, since the last Passenger Pigeon died.
The bird was so abundant in the 19th century, people with boards could whack a few out of the sky for a meal.
The fate of the Passenger Pigeon is a clear cautionary tale.
The Klamath Bird Observatory is one of the participants in the State of the Birds report, KBO leaders join us with the report's findings.