Birds & Climate Change

2015 Audubon Report: Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century

Audubon scientists have used hundreds of thousands of citizen-science observations and sophisticated climate models to predict how birds in the U.S. and Canada will react to climate change. Our work defines the climate conditions birds need to survive, then maps where those conditions will be found in the future as the Earth’s climate responds to increased greenhouse gases.

It’s the broadest and most detailed study of its kind, and it’s the closest thing we have to a field guide to the future of North American birds. 

Visit to learn more on findings and to join Audubon’s campaign to curb global warming and shape a better future for birds and all life on Earth. Global Climate Change is happening now. What happens tomorrow is up to us.

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