Climate Change

What You Can Do To Help

Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of birds.

"Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of birds, and aggressively combat the urgent threat of climate change by further reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the places that birds need to thrive and survive now and into the future," Erin Crotty, Executive Director, Audubon New York

Ruffed Grouse

Photo: Jeff Nadler

Create a Bird-Friendly Yard: Healthy birds will be better equipped to face the challenges of a warming world. Commit to creating safe spaces for birds in your home and community by using fewer pesticides, letting dead trees stand, installing bird baths, and converting lawns and gardens to native plants. School grounds, parks, vacant lots, and common areas can all be “bird-scaped,” too. Learn more here.

Get Involved With Your Local Important Bird Area: Protect the places birds need most today and in the future by pitching in with Audubon New York's IBA program, which identifies and conserves areas that are vital to birds and biodiversity. You can help with IBA restoration, cleanup, citizen science, and field trips.

Spread The News: Begin a conversation with your neighbors, colleagues, and local leaders about why it’s important to you to protect your community’s birds, and share what you’re doing on behalf of birds. Share this science with state wildlife agencies, city parks departments, extension services, and other groups that manage our natural resources to illustrate how global warming imperils birds. Also, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for informative, shareable content.

Find a local chapter or Audubon New York center or sanctuary near you to get started!

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