Birds are telling us it's time to act on climate
Yellow Warbler. Photo: Brian Collier/Audubon Photography Awards
The fate of birds and humans are deeply connected. Their presence, or absence, gives us important information about the health of the places we live. They are nature's canary in the coalmine, and if an ecosystem is broken for birds, it is or will soon be for people too.
Audubon’s new science shows that two-thirds (389 out of 604 studied) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is that science also shows we can help improve the chances for 76% of species at risk if we act now.
Audubon’s new science shows that 389 out of 604 of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change.
Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.
We are on a dangerous path, but we have the power to chart a better one. It's time to mobilize at our state and federal levels. With your support, we’re bringing science and policy together to chart a better path statewide.
We urge our lawmakers to:
Support the implementation of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).
Develop legislation and policies that support our coastal communities, which will be the first to feel the impacts of climate change.
On the ground, we must:
Take action via any or all of our initiatives below, and click here to join our network. You'll be the first to hear about opportunities to help birds in your area or nationwide.