Piping plovers, once hunted for feathers, are now recovering. Endangered in some areas, their population of 8,000 is increasing thanks to conservation efforts. Protected nesting habitats ensure their survival.
Endangered Gunnison sage-grouse inhabit SW Colorado and SE Utah. Males display during mating season. Conservation efforts protect their habitat.
Endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow relies on prairie habitat in south and central Florida. Conservation focuses on prescribed burns and protecting its unique call.
Endangered California condors rebound from near extinction through conservation efforts. Now soaring across their range, including sanctuaries, their population reaches 518, with 337 in the wild.
Endangered whooping cranes recover from near extinction with conservation efforts, now numbering 826, including 667 in the wild.
Threatened Florida scrub-jay population declines due to habitat loss and development, now estimated between 2,500-9,999 individuals.
Endangered red-cockaded woodpecker declines due to habitat loss. Conservation efforts include creating artificial nests for breeding.
Endangered golden-cheeked warbler faces habitat loss and threat from cowbirds. Federal protection upheld to safeguard the species.
Endangered marbled murrelet relies on old-growth forests for nesting. Habitat loss, fishing, and predation contribute to population decline.
Endangered California least terns inhabit California's coast. Conservation efforts have increased their numbers. Protected by Migratory Bird Treaty.