According to the Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report (PDF), 314 bird species are on the brink of disaster from shrinking and shifting ranges that 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 and the results are not good.
The Birds and Climate Change Report is a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.
Of the 588 North American bird species Audubon studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble. Their models indicate that 314 species will lose more than 50 percent of their current climatic range by 2080.
Encourage Kids & Friends to Get Involved.
Give a meaningful Christmas Gift!
Your bird adoption helps Audubon protect birds and their habitats.
Your gift recipient will receive:
Lifelike plush bird that plays a recording of its song when squeezed, an adoption certificate and personalized letter from Audubon CEO, David Yarnold.
Bird adoptions through this catalog are symbolic. Funds will be directed to Audubon’s mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.
There are many birds to chose from… Trumpeter Swan, Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Snowy Plover, Common Loon, Flamingo, Great Horned Owl, and two others I’m showing here…
The Birds of Prey Collection – Lifelike plush Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl and Peregrine falcon each plays a recording of its song when squeezed, an Adoption certificate, and personalized letter from Audubon CEO, David Yarnold.
More You Can Do To Help North American Birds
Audubon’s new science sends a clear message about the serious dangers birds face in a warming world. Protecting our wild birds will require both redoubling conservation efforts to safeguard critical habitat and curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Here are a few important steps you can take:
- Take the Pledge, subscribe to the Audubon Take Action pledge and make a difference
- Create a Bird-Friendly Yard, click here to learn more
- Get Involved With Your Local Important Bird Area, find Audubon near you to get started
- Put Birds on Your Community’s Agenda: Begin a conversation with your neighbors, colleagues, and local leaders about why it’s important to you to protect your community’s birds, and share what you’re doing on behalf of birds. Reach more people by writing a letter to your newspaper, speaking at a community event, or visiting a local school.
- Meet With Local Decision Makers: Share this science with state wildlife agencies, city parks departments, extension services, and other groups that manage our natural resources to illustrate how global warming imperils birds, and ask decision makers how they are planning to address global warming. For more information on how to help decision makers use and integrate Audubon’s science, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support Policies That Lower Emissions: Urge leaders at the local, state, and national levels to enact policies that lower greenhouse gas emissions and support clean energy. Renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency targets, and other proactive measures reduce emissions and will limit the effects of global warming on birds. Put these policies on your leaders’ agendas, and publicly support efforts to make them stick.
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