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Birds are telling us it's time to act on climate

Yellow Warbler. Photo: Brian Collier/Audubon Photography Awards

Birds can’t fight climate change. We can.

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.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

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.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
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Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Audubon’s new science shows that 389 out of 604 of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change.

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State Brief: Birds and Climate in New York
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State Brief: Birds and Climate in New York

Take an in-depth look at the climate change projections for our state.

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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to 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.

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It's a bird emergency, but there is hope if we take action.

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.

  • Support the development of responsibly-sited and operated renewable and clean energy (wind and solar) in our communities. At the same time, we must support upgrades and expansions to our electrical transmission infrastructure to reduce the amount of carbon released in to the atmosphere.

On the ground, we must:

  • Restore and manage thousands of acres of tidal marshes to help protect our communities in the face of sea level rise and more powerful storms.
  • Grow and manage millions more acres of diverse, healthy woodlands. Our northeast forests must be more resilient to the stressors of climate change so they can provide essential ecosystem services like carbon sequestration, flood control, and watershed protection. 

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.

Advocacy
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Advocacy

We work with lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level to pass effective conservation policies and legislation.

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Take Action!
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Take Action!

Want to do more to protect birds? Lend your voice – and more – here.

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Donate Today
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Donate Today

Your support helps us give birds a fighting chance.

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Climate-threatened Species in New York

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If You Can Identify Any of These Birds, You're Ready for Climate Watch
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If You Can Identify Any of These Birds, You're Ready for Climate Watch

And if you can't yet, learn them here so you can help Audubon track how certain species are adjusting to climate change.

Renewable Energy and Birds
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Renewable Energy and Birds

Audubon New York's Positions on Wind and Solar Energy

Keeping an Eye on Climate Change: Audubon Volunteers Count Birds to Better Understand the Impacts of Our Changing Climate
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Keeping an Eye on Climate Change: Audubon Volunteers Count Birds to Better Understand the Impacts of Our Changing Climate

Research reveals half of all bird species in the United States are at risk.

Take the New York Climate Pledge
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Take the New York Climate Pledge

Pledge to help protect birds and the places they need in a changing climate.

Coastal erosion in the spotlight at Audubon Society climate conference
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Coastal erosion in the spotlight at Audubon Society climate conference

The goal of the conference was to educate people on how they could take action in their communities to mitigate issues such as sea level rise and stronger, more intense storms, one official said.

Audubon Hosts Second Annual Long Island Climate Conference
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Audubon Hosts Second Annual Long Island Climate Conference

Experts discuss strengthening coastal resiliency in a warming world

Championing Local Solutions for Birds in a Changing World
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Championing Local Solutions for Birds in a Changing World

Audubon is engaging the younger generation to combat climate change

Plants for Birds in a Warming World
Bird-Friendly Communities

Plants for Birds in a Warming World

You can help birds threatened by climate change through bird-friendly gardening.

Audubon Launches New Community Science Program, Calls for Volunteers
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Audubon Launches New Community Science Program, Calls for Volunteers

Birds provide important information about our changing climate.

How to Join Climate Watch, a Community Science Program from Audubon
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How to Join Climate Watch, a Community Science Program from Audubon

Explore how North American birds are responding to climate change by participating in Climate Watch. Here's how to get started.