Bird Count - Climate Watch
Photo of Indigo Bunting by Jennifer Dobey
According to Audubon’s 2019 climate change report, ‘Survival By Degrees,’ up to two-thirds of North American birds are vulnerable to extinction due to climate change. The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities to protect birds from this existential threat, and Audubon members have been leading the way for years. Thousands of people asked how they could help make the world a better place for birds, and Climate Watch was born. Since 2016, Climate Watch volunteers have collected data which Audubon scientists are able to use to document in peer reviewed research that birds are responding to climate change and shifting their ranges. You can join us in this fight by observing birds in your area, using our specific protocol, and helping us learn about how birds are responding to the changing climate. Learn more at the link below.
Climate Watch is a community science program that explores how North American birds are responding to climate change. Twice a year, Climate Watch recruits volunteer bird-lovers across the country to count specific bird species to track changes in their population.
You don’t need to be an expert birder to participate, but you should know how to identify target species by sight and sound or be interested in learning to do so.
Our upcoming Climate Watch survey season will run from May 15 to June 15. Join us in the fight against climate change by observing birds in your area, using our specific protocol, and helping us learn about how birds are responding to the changing climate.