According to Audubon’s 2019 climate change report, ‘Survival By Degrees,’ up to two-thirds of North American birds are vulnerable to extinction due to climate change. The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities to protect birds from this existential threat, and Audubon members have been leading the way for years. In 2014, after the publication of Audubon's first climate change report, thousands of people asked how they could help make the world a better place for birds, and Climate Watch was born. Since 2016, Climate Watch volunteers have collected data which Audubon scientists are able to use to document in peer reviewed research that birds are responding to climate change and shifting their ranges. You can join us in this fight by observing birds in your area, using our specific protocol, and helping us learn about how birds are responding to the changing climate. Learn more below.
Help build a better world for birds by joining Climate Watch to test and improve climate models.
Due to COVID-19 volunteers must follow these guidelines for the Summer 2021 Climate Watch survey period. Sign up above to learn about program announcements for Climate Watch in 2021!
The next survey will take place May 15 - June 15, 2021 and is open to the public, including all interested Audubon chapters and centers, in addition to organized groups and individuals with an interest in birds, following the guidelines found here.