Conservation

Birds and Climate

The Audubon Birds and Climate report clearly shows that North America's birds are being impacted by the effects of climate change.  Nearly 170 species  that breed, nest, migrate or winter in North Carolina are among those at risk.  Brown-headed Nuthatches, American Oystercatchers, Golden-winged Warblers  and hundreds of other species will be threatened or endangered in our children's lifetime. 

Of the 588 continental United States and Canadian bird species examined in the seven-year study, 314 species are at risk. Of those, 126 species are at risk of severe declines by 2050, and a further 188 species face the same fate by 2080. Just like the canaries in the coal mines,  birds are sounding the alarm that it's time for people to act to prepare for the effects that climate change is bringing, starting now.

Birds Affected by Climate Change

   

More on Birds and Climate Change

Request a Speaker
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Request a Speaker

Would you like an Audubon representative to speak at your next event? Request a speaker.

Audubon At Work
Climate

Audubon At Work

Our conservation initiatives sustain birds and their habitats to build resiliency as they face the impacts of climate change.

Get Your Birdiful Wheel
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Get Your Birdiful Wheel

Order the Birdiful Wheel poster to bring more bird-friendly activities to your membership.

Become an Audubon Ambassador
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Become an Audubon Ambassador

Learn how you can become an Audubon Ambassador today!

Saving Our Birds Kicks off in the Triangle
Conservation

Saving Our Birds Kicks off in the Triangle

Saving Our Birds will feature a series of programs and events to inspire awareness and understanding of NC native birds and empower people to help conserve the habitats they need to thrive.

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC
Climate

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Cat Bowler to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement
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A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Maddi Denton to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

The Wood Thrush Connection
Climate

The Wood Thrush Connection

Learn how conservation heroes from North Carolina to Belize are working to help the climate threatened Wood Thrush.

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds
Conservation

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Audubon NC is working with lawmakers to support clean energy policies to reduce the long-term climate threat to birds.

UPDATE: Audubon Works to Strengthen NC’s Emissions Reductions Plan
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UPDATE: Audubon Works to Strengthen NC’s Emissions Reductions Plan

Audubon NC has submitted comments to strengthen the the state’s emissions reduction plan for power plants to better protect the birds we love.

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