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

Warmer World, Bigger Beaks
Climate

Warmer World, Bigger Beaks

Researchers in Australia have discovered a potential link between climate change and one of birds’ most vital organs.

The EPA Takes Carbon Emissions Into Its Own Hands
Climate

The EPA Takes Carbon Emissions Into Its Own Hands

An overhaul on truck efficiency, a court victory, and a proposed aviation rule are the latest developments in Obama’s plan to fight climate change.

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change
Climate

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change

The Catholic leader urges his followers—and all humans—to acknowledge and fight global warming.

How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary
Climate

How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary

Create a native plant garden for birds at your place of worship.

How Malaria Hurts Birds
Climate

How Malaria Hurts Birds

Birds have their own strain of the disease—and it could be hurting them in ways we’re just beginning to understand.

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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