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Birds are telling us it's time to take action on climate.

Scarlet Tanager. Photo: Photo: Daniel Behm/Audubon Photography Awards

Birds can't fight climate change. We can.

The fate of birds and humans are deeply connected. Their presence, or absence, gives us important information about the health of the places we live. They are nature's canary in the coalmine, and if an ecosystem is broken for birds, it is or will soon be for people too.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Audubon’s new science shows that two-thirds (389 out of 604 studied) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is that science also shows we can help improve the chances for 76% of species at risk if we act now.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
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Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Audubon’s new science shows that 389 out of 604 of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change.

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State Brief: Birds and Climate in Connecticut
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State Brief: Birds and Climate in Connecticut

Take an in-depth look at the climate change projections for our state.

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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

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It's a bird emergency, but there is hope if we take action.

We are on a dangerous path, but we have the power to chart a better one. It's time to mobilize at our state and federal levels. With your support, we’re bringing science and policy together to chart a better path statewide.

We urge our lawmakers to:

  • Be climate and conservation champions
  • Develop legislation and policies that support our coastal communities, which will be the first to feel the impacts of climate change. 
  • Support local job growth by supporting the development of responsibly-sited and operated renewable and clean energy (wind and solar) in our communities.

On the ground, we must:

  • Restore and manage thousands of acres of tidal marshes to help protect our communities in the face of sea level rise and more powerful storms.
  • Grow and manage millions more acres of diverse, healthy woodlands. Our northeast forests must be more resilient to the stressors of climate change so they can provide essential ecosystem services like carbon sequestration, flood control, and watershed protection.

Take action via any or all of our initiatives below, and click here to join our network. You'll be the first to hear about opportunities to help birds in your area or nationwide.

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Lawmakers care about your views and opinions. Take action immediately with one of our current campaigns.

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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
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Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Audubon’s new science shows that 389 out of 604 of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change.

Birds Are Telling Us It's Time to Take Action on Climate
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Birds Are Telling Us It's Time to Take Action on Climate

Global warming poses an existential threat to two-thirds of North American bird species—but there's still time to protect them. Audubon's new climate report says we have to act now.

Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them
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Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them

Audubon's newest climate report projects the future ranges for more than 604 North American species.

State Brief: Birds and Climate in Connecticut
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State Brief: Birds and Climate in Connecticut

Take an in-depth look at the climate change projections for our state.

Coastal Resilience and the Future of Connecticut's Coast
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Coastal Resilience and the Future of Connecticut's Coast

Our coasts are changing, but we can help keep them resilient to benefit birds and people.

$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species
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$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would direct resources to recover species BEFORE they reach the brink of extinction.

If You Can Identify Any of These Birds, You're Ready for Climate Watch
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If You Can Identify Any of These Birds, You're Ready for Climate Watch

And if you can't yet, learn them here so you can help Audubon track how certain species are adjusting to climate change.

Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count
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Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Data show high temperatures may have spurred unusual migration patterns for some species.

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