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Delistings due to extinction finalized

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is finalizing the delisting of several bird species due to extinction, first proposed in September 2021.

In that proposal, the agency proposed removing from the ESA list:

Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii)

Bridled White-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus conspicillatus)

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)

Kauai akialoa ( Akialoa stejnegeri)

Kauai nukupuu (Hemignathus hanapepe)

Kauai `o`o (Moho braccatus)

Large Kauai Thrush (Myadestes myadestinus)

Maui Akepa (Loxops coccineus ochraceus)

Maui Nukupuu (Hemignathus lucidus affinis)

Molokai Creeper (Paroeomyza flammea)

Po`ouli (Melamprosops phaeosoma)

In response to public comment, USFWS is not currently delisting the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and will instead continue to review evidence relating to its possible existence. The delisting of the other 10 bird species will be final in 30 days.

Read the press release from USFWS. 

Additional information about each species, its listing history, and the time since the species' last detection is available here

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