The forgotten ones: eastern loggerhead shrike

Meet the eastern loggerhead shrike, a striking and charismatic bird that has become a symbol of hope for conservationists in North America. With its bold black and white markings, hooked bill, and fierce hunting skills, the eastern loggerhead shrike is a true predator of the grasslands.

Unfortunately, this magnificent bird is also one of Canada’s most endangered songbirds. The eastern loggerhead shrike has suffered significant population declines due to habitat loss, fragmentation, and pesticide use. Without intervention, this songbird could vanish forever. A true forgotten species.

Adopt an eastern loggerhead shrike today

Your adoption will support WPC’s ongoing work with the eastern loggerhead shrike in Ontario. WPC manages a conservation breeding and release program to bolster the wild population. The program has been successful in increasing the number of shrikes in the wild but we still have a ways to go before the population is self-sustaining. Your support can ensure we get there and the loggerhead shrike is not forgotten.

Your adoption kit will include:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • ‘Canada’s Forgotten Species’ poster
  • Email updates on your species

WPC’s adoption package is digital!

By providing the adoption information digitally, we are reducing the amount of paper, ink, and other resources that would have been used in printing and shipping a physical package. By going digital, we can reduce our carbon footprint and minimize waste.

The digital adoption package can be easily shared with friends and family via email or social media, making it a great way to inspire others to get involved in conservation efforts.

At the end of the day, our goal is to protect endangered species and their habitats, and by reducing our environmental impact, we are also contributing to the preservation of our planet’s biodiversity.

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