Birds & Climate Change Press Room

Northern Gannet by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
Northern Gannet

Many of North America's birds are on the move, shifting their winter ranges northward and inland. A new analysis conducted by Audubon scientists using 40 years of data provides new and powerful confirmation that global warming is having a serious impact on natural systems.

This new avian evidence will attract attention and spark action among more than 40 million self-proclaimed U.S. bird-watchers, ten of thousands of whom contributed to the Christmas Bird Count data on which the studies are based.

The following information is available to help you share this important story with your readers, viewers and listeners:

Following is a selection of species among the many affected by climate change. Photos may be published in connection with coverage of Birds & Climate Change and must be accompanied by the photographer's name. Click on the species name to view its Audubon profile, or click on the audio link (below the list) to download its bird call. All sounds must be credited to Lang Elliot, Nature Sound Studios.

American Black Duck
photo by Steve Maslowski, USFWS
House Finch
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
American Goldfinch
photo by Glenn Tepke
Lincoln's Sparrow
photo by Glenn Tepke
American Robin
photo by Lee Karney, USFWS
Marbled Murrelet
photo
by Gus Van Vliet, USFWS
Barred Owl
photo by Glenn Tepke
Mourning Dove
photo by James Leupold, USFWS
Black Turnstone
photo by Tim Bowman, USFWS
Northern Flicker
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
Black-bellied Plover
photo by Tim Bowman, USFWS
Northern Gannet
photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
Boreal Chickadee
photo by Jeremy Yancey
Pine Siskin
photo by Glenn Tepke
Brant
photo by Don Becker, USGS
Purple Finch
photo by Ashok Khosla
Burrowing Owl
photo by Ashok Khosla
Pygmy Nuthatch
photo by Lee Karney, USFWS
California Gnatcatcher
photo
by Dennis Ancinec
Red-breasted Merganser
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
Canyon Wren
photo by Ashok Khosla
Red-tailed Hawk
photo by Ashok Khosla
Cedar Waxwing
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
Ring-billed Gull
photo
by Lee Karney, USFWS
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
photo by Lee Karney, USFWS
Ring-necked Duck
photo
by Lee Karney, USFWS
Common Yellowthroat
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
Spruce Grouse
photo by Glenn Tepke
Eastern Bluebird
photo by Dave Menke, USFWS
Steller's Jay
photo by Glenn Tepke
Eastern Meadowlark
photo
by John & Karen Hollingsworth, USFWS
Tree Swallow
photo by James Leupold, USFWS
Fox Sparrow
photo by James Leupold
Turkey Vulture
photo by Lee Karney, USFWS
Gadwall
photo by Glenn Tepke
Varied Thrush
photo
by Dave Menke, USFWS
Grasshopper Sparrow
photo
by Bob Martinka
Vesper Sparrow
photo by George Jameson
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
photo by Glenn Tepke
White-eyed Vireo
photo by Glenn Tepke
Green-winged Teal
photo by Donna Dewhurst, USFWS
Wild Turkey
photo by Gary Stolz, USFWS
Hairy Woodpecker
photo by Donna Dewhurst, USFWS
Winter Wren
photo by Donna Dewhurst, USFWS
Horned Lark
photo by Jeanette Tasey
Yellow-billed Magpie
photo
by Ashok Khosla

News and Press Releases

Press Room Contacts