Conservation

Climate Change

Greater Yellowlegs. Photo: David Alan Harvey/National Geographic Creative

Climate change threatens the birds we see every day.

Our warming world poses profound challenges to conservation. The effects of climate change are already apparent—from habitat loss to devastating breaks in the delicate links that connect birds, migration, and food sources. 

Audubon is committed to protecting birds from the effects of climate change both now and into the future. Our landmark Birds & Climate Change Report sends a clear signal: If we don't act now, the climate conditions and habitats that some of our most beloved birds depend on for survival could be lost forever. 

Explore the Climate Report

Browse our in-depth study's intereactive range maps that forecast how the ranges of our 314 most at-risk species will contract, expand or shift under climate change conditions 

Read Our Climate Change Special Issue

Audubon devoted an entire issue to the challenges birds face in a warming world. 

Climate News

Audubon California Helps Improve Apple’s Solar Farm
Climate

Audubon California Helps Improve Apple’s Solar Farm

Sure, green energy is great—but not when it’s plopped in the middle of pristine habitat.

12 Unexpected Effects of Global Warming
Climate

12 Unexpected Effects of Global Warming

From tiny goats to more active volcanoes, here are the global warming effects you aren’t expecting.

Cool Off With a Bird-Inspired Cocktail
Food And Drink

Cool Off With a Bird-Inspired Cocktail

What better way to celebrate summer than with a drink that helps raise awareness for threatened birds?

Paddling Around the World for Climate Action
Climate Heroes

Paddling Around the World for Climate Action

A grandfather’s fight against climate change is propelling him across the globe by way of kayak.

What's an Antbird Without an Ant?
Climate

What's an Antbird Without an Ant?

In Costa Rica, dozens of bird species rely on army ants to lead them to food. What will happen if global warming drives the ants away?

Featured projects

Birds & Climate Report

Birds & Climate Report

Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century

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Saltmarsh

Saltmarsh

Helping imperiled saltmarsh birds adapt to sea-level rise threatening coastal marshes in the Chesapeake Bay

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