On Long Island, as in much of the country, birds once called common are engaged in an unsettling baffling vanishing act. Recently the National Audubon Society released a list, compiled from 40 years of data, of the top 20 common birds declining nationally. These 15 are no longer common on Long Island. Like the honey bees this past year, no one knows exactly why bird populations are declining. This is 18″x24″ black sand on canvas