Climate change is the #1 threat to birds. You can help by going solar.
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The future looks bright for solar power. More than 1 million homes across the United States now run on energy generated by rooftop solar panels, and a new system is installed every four minutes. Solar panels are cheaper than they’ve ever been; installation costs have dropped by 70 percent in the last decade. And because solar is growing in popularity and declining in cost, more companies offer services that make rooftop installation easy.
That’s great news for all of us—and for birds, too. Climate change is the number one threat to U.S. birds, according to Audubon scientists, and to combat that threat, we need to end our reliance on fossil fuels that produce carbon pollution. With solar power more accessible than ever, many people can now do their part to transition to cleaner sources of energy at home.
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This year's contest is now open! Submit your best bird photos by February 20th for the chance to win great prizes.
Spend fifteen minutes counting birds, February 17 through 20, and report your results online. Your observations make all the difference.
Birds and the places they call home are under attack, but with your help, we can fight back.