Economic Impact

Birds, Bird watching and the U.S. Economy

More than 45 million people watch birds around their homes and away from home, according to the preliminary findings of the  2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation produced by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, joining other wildlife watchers in contributing a total of nearly $80 billion to the U.S. economy.

 Birding in the United States: A Demographic and Economic Analysis, an addendum to the 2016 National Survey.

Last Updated: April 23, 2021