A new study by the Audubon Society says that a third of the 300-odd bird species in Washington are in decline, and 16 are in immediate danger of extinction.

And marbled murrelets, according to another study, are on the road to eradication from most US rainforest.

Across Cascadia overall, more than 130 species of plants and animals are officially listed by governments as threatened or endangered. Yet perhaps ten times that number are in peril, according to lists assembled by field biologists.