Birds & Climate Change Report


False Springs: How Earlier Spring With Climate Change Wreaks Havoc on Birds

By Brooke Bateman
September 25, 2020 — An early spring may sound lovely after a long winter, but can be disastrous for wildlife.

As Hurricanes Increase in Intensity, How Will Birds Respond?

By Nicole Michel
September 25, 2020 — Hurricanes don't affect all birds in the same way, but a changing climate that makes storms more intense will pose serious threats.

When In Drought…

By Brooke Bateman
September 25, 2020 — When it comes to droughts, the costs of climate change are too high for both birds and people.

As the Planet Warms, Will Birds Escape the Heat?

By Nat Seavy
September 23, 2020 — On land and sea, birds are at risk when the temperature spikes.

As the Climate Changes, How Will Birds Weather Heavier Rains and Snows?

By Sarah Saunders
September 22, 2020 — Climate change is a major driver of increasingly severe storms that threaten North American birds.

How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

By Joanna Wu
September 21, 2020 — While wildfires are natural parts of many landscapes in North America, today's megafires pose new challenges to birds and people.
Voices from Common Ground

Who's Worried About Global Warming?

April 21, 2015 — Five unexpected agitators on climate explain why they're speaking out.
The Challenge

It's Time To Act

By David Yarnold
January 26, 2015 — Nearly half of our birds are at risk of extinction this century. That doesn't have to happen.
Behind the Science

A Storm Gathers for North American Birds

By Michelle Nijhuis
January 26, 2015 — Audubon’s new study reveals the devastation global warming will likely bring down on birds―and identifies the habitat strongholds they’ll need to hang on.
Big Picture

12 Views of a Warming World

By Raillan Brooks
January 26, 2015 — Photographers capture a dozen scenes of a changing planet.