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Bird species, like the African gray parrot, are facing extinction. Here’s what you need to know and how to help.

This NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY, we are looking to the skies to learn more about at risk species.

According to scientists, there are between 50 billion and 430 billion wild birds on Earth. And while this number may seem staggering, many bird species have populations low enough to be classified as endangered — from the kakapo (116) to the giant ibis (194), the California condor (93) to the Slender-billed Vulture (730), and many more.

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