Climate-Threatened Birds

After Binging in Colombia, Thrushes Can Fly Non-Stop to Canada in Mere Days

July 05, 2017 — Taking multiple refueling breaks helps some birds fare better during migration. But for Gray-cheeked thrushes, a two-week binge session in Colombia can be all they need to reach North America.

Tracking Kestrels One Feather at a Time

August 01, 2016 — Researchers suspect that plucked DNA can provide answers to where climate-threatened American Kestrels are going.

Who Wins in a Fight Between Bluebirds and Swallows?

June 23, 2016 — Mountain Bluebirds could have a hard time defending their homes if climate change speeds up the arrival of their nest rivals.

Here’s Your First Look at Audubon’s New Birds and Climate Project

June 22, 2016 — Climate Watch is getting volunteers across the country to admire bluebirds (for science).

Can A Little Bird's Big-Screen Debut Help Tackle Climate Change?

May 18, 2016 — A new video on Wood Thrush migration rallies activists in North Carolina and Belize.

The Arctic Is Shrinking, and so Are Its Birds

May 17, 2016 — In West Africa, Red Knots are 15 percent smaller today than they were 30 years ago—and climate change may be to blame.

Red Knots Are Battling Climate Change—On Both Ends of the Earth

April 26, 2016 — The tiny, threatened bird is an omen for how devastating ocean acidification can be.

Birds in North America and Europe Are Quickly Packing Their Bags—Here's Why

April 01, 2016 — Decades of data show that climate change is manipulating the way species move across continents.

How Birding Can Lead To Climate Action

March 18, 2016 — Monica Bryand uses her kayak and camera to explore the climate-threatened birds of Minnesota and share this issue with new audiences.

What One Magnificent Predator Can Show Us About the Arctic's Future

December 31, 2015 — Scientists are scaling the cliffs of Alaska's Seward Peninsula to stop the mighty Gyrfalcon from losing more ground to climate change.