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

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
Climate

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.

What's Your #ClimateThing?
Climate

What's Your #ClimateThing?

Let’s talk about the things that inspire us to make a difference for birds and climate change. Join the national movement to share the things that inspire us to take action on climate change.

Small Actions = Big Impact for Nuthatches
Bird-Friendly Communities

Small Actions = Big Impact for Nuthatches

In just two years, Audubon North Carolina’s network of supporters met a goal to install 10,000 nest boxes for nuthatches across the state.

Leading the Way for Birds and Climate
Climate

Leading the Way for Birds and Climate

Meet Greg Andeck. Greg is tackling climate change in North Carolina – now the No. 1 threat to hundreds of North Carolina bird species.

Shared Values: Audubon North Carolina Partners with Communities of Faith
Bird-Friendly Communities

Shared Values: Audubon North Carolina Partners with Communities of Faith

Audubon NC has expanded our reach to include working with communities of faith working with people who have the same passion and energy for the natural world that we do.

Climate Threatened Birds Need Your Help – Act Now
Climate

Climate Threatened Birds Need Your Help – Act Now

Make a difference for our birds. Pledge to take action against climate change in North Carolina.

Mapping Wood Thrush Habitat for Conservation
Climate

Mapping Wood Thrush Habitat for Conservation

Audubon staff will use maps to highlight our work, our process of conservation priority setting, or other topics that are supported by these visuals.

Issues and Policy
Climate

Issues and Policy

Read Audubon NC’s stance on developing policies to see how the organization will use these issues to develop conservation efforts that benefit birds.

115 Years and Counting, Volunteers Get Ready for Audubon Christmas Bird Count
News

115 Years and Counting, Volunteers Get Ready for Audubon Christmas Bird Count

— Data Collected During the Citizen Science event helped Shape Audubon’s Landmark Study on Climate Change

How you can help, right now