Ways That You Can Get Involved this Earth Day

Small actions you can take to help birds and help the planet.
Earth Day Community Habitat Restoration event at Audubon's Debs Park, California. Photo: Harrison Hill

Birds need our help. Here's what you can do.

Climate change is affecting birds and the places they need to survive. In fact, two-thirds of North American bird species could face extinction due to our warming planet, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Earth Day and throughout the year, Audubon advocates for a more sustainable future with climate solutions that address biodiversity loss and accelerate the transition to responsibly sited clean energy.

Do you want to act on climate but aren't sure exactly how? Take the pledge to protect birds and our planet and check out the many ways to get involved and make a difference.

Make Your Voice Heard on Behalf of Birds

Lawmakers care about your views and opinions. As a constituent, you can convey your concerns about issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The only way we'll be successful in our climate and conservation efforts is with your help.

Help Migratory Birds Across the Western Hemisphere
Ask Congress to support urgently needed conservation for America's migratory birds.
Urge Congress to Act on Climate
Ask your Representative to champion the Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration Act to ensure a cleaner future for us all.
Prevent Bird Deaths from Building Collisions
Building collisions kill 300 million to a billion birds each year, and many of these needless deaths can be prevented.
Help Save America’s Birds and Other Wildlife
Ask your Senator to support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act to protect wildlife, including more than 800 bird species.

Attend an Event Celebrating Earth Day

Audubon is holding events at the national, state, and local levels around the U.S. demonstrating all of the ways that we can invest our time, resources, and passion for birds and the environment into creating a better future for us all. With eighteen U.S. state programs, 41 centers and sanctuaries, and 450+ local chapters, Audubon is creating a culture of conservation in local communities through education and advocacy focused on birds and important habitats.

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Support Birds in Your Community

You can help birds adapt and survive in the face of climate change by providing food, shelter, and safe passage in your neighborhood. Creating an outdoor space with native plants will provide vital habitat for birds and pollinators. Turning off or dimming non-essential lights at night and making reflective glass more noticeable will give birds a safer passage during spring and fall migration.

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Grow Plants For Birds
Join the Lights Out Movement
A goldfinch perches on a sunflower holding a seed in its beak.
Find bird-friendly native plants for your area
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Learn About Climate Solutions
Mangroves, a Line of Defense Against Climate Change
Mangroves, a Line of Defense Against Climate Change

Julio Montes de Oca, director of Coastal Resilience for the Americas, shares how Audubon is advancing in Latin America and the Caribbean one of the priority hemispheric strategies.

Photos clockwise from top: Sydney Walsh/Audubon; Ash Ponders; Mike Fernandez/Audubon; American Goldfinch, Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies; Great Gray Owl, Melyssa St. Michael/Audubon Photography Awards

Explore impacts of climate change near you

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Birds Threatened By Climate Change
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Wood Thrush
Yellow Warbler
Wood Warblers
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Blackbirds and Orioles
Allen's Hummingbird
Common Loon
Baltimore Oriole
Blackbirds and Orioles
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Sandhill Crane
Royal Tern
Gulls and Terns