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

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

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

— More than 200 species that breed, winter, and migrate through North Carolina are vulnerable.
Oct. 17 -- Survival By Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
Events

Oct. 17 Event: Survival By Degrees

Join us to learn about Audubon's brand-new report and the North Carolina birds at risk from climate change.

Audubon fills NC General Assembly on Lobby Day to advocate for birds
Advocacy

Audubon fills NC General Assembly on Lobby Day to advocate for birds

Members from across the state sat down with lawmakers to talk about conservation funding and clean energy.

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Advocacy

2018 Lame-duck Session Ends

— The North Carolina legislature's special session was a good one for birds.
Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Bird-Friendly Communities

Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

We need volunteers for the longest-running community science project in the world, this Dec. 14 through Jan. 5.

Op-ed: "Let wind ban expire — wind, military, birds can coexist"
News

Wind, military, birds can co-exist

Read Executive Director Andrew Hutson's op-ed in the Daily Advance here.

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Conservation

Four Ways to Protect North Carolina after Hurricane Florence

While we are still learning the full extent of the devastation that Florence brought, we do know one thing – it is time to change the way we design and live in our coastal communities.

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Climate

After 27 Years of Service, a Veteran Is Using Her Training for Conservation

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"No Plastic Picnic" Wipes Out Waste
Bird-Friendly Communities

"No Plastic Picnic" Wipes Out Waste!

At Mecklenburg Audubon Society's annual picnic, members ditched plastic utensils, disposable bags, and straws in favor of plates and cups from home.

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy
Advocacy

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy

Responsibly sited wind, solar and other renewable energy resources can help ensure the protection of our birds by providing cleaner air and water, and lessening the impact of pollution on the places birds need.

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