Climate

North American Birds Are Shrinking, Likely a Result of the Warming Climate

North American Birds Are Shrinking, Likely a Result of the Warming Climate

— A new study found significant declines in bird body sizes after analyzing decades of data collected by Chicago’s Field Museum.
Emperor Penguins Are Marching to Extinction at Current Emissions Levels

Emperor Penguins Are Marching to Extinction at Current Emissions Levels

— A new study once again underscores that we need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to save many of our most beloved bird species.
How to Submit Your Data to Climate Watch

How to Submit Your Data to Climate Watch

— So, you've gone out and counted birds following the Climate Watch protocol. Here's how to share it with Audubon climate scientists.
Where Have All the Short-tailed Shearwaters Gone?

Where Have All the Short-tailed Shearwaters Gone?

— The delay and reduced numbers of shearwaters arriving in southern Australia are likely tied to this year's mass die-offs in the Bering Sea.
Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

— The hurricane's storm surge created optimal nesting habitat for Snowy Plovers and other beach birds, newly released data show.
Firefighters Rescue Great Horned Owl from Ashes of California Wildfire

Firefighters Rescue Great Horned Owl from Ashes of California Wildfire

— The fierce bird, nicknamed "Ram," is recovering just fine. But the species is at future risk as climate change exacerbates western wildfires.
Climate Change Threatens Arizona’s Forest Birds

Climate Change Threatens Arizona’s Forest Birds

— New Audubon report shows about half of Arizona’s birds are vulnerable.
Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

— Read Audubon's new climate report, which finds that two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise. Find out how species in your state will be affected, and which birds we can help by acting now.
Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

— The deaths, including many Short-tailed Shearwaters, coincided with a new marine heat wave in the region. But the exact cause still eludes scientists.
Reverse Engineering the Climate Crisis Is Not Only Possible—It's Necessary

Reverse Engineering the Climate Crisis Is Not Only Possible—It's Necessary

— We can't merely cut emissions to preserve a livable planet. We'll have to invent technologies to take back the carbon we've already released.