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Eastern Kingbird by Mike Benkis

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Get a bird’s-eye view of climate change report

Data just released show two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction from climate change. Click here to see the report.

Be sure to catch Kristal Stoner’s review of the recent update to the National Audubon Society’s 2014 Climate Change Report at ASO’s November Member Meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the UNO Campus. Park in Lot E, directly north of the building. Tell the attendant that you are with the Audubon Society, and you will not have to pay to park.

Stoner, who serves as Executive Director for Audubon Nebraska, will describe how the updated report sheds more light on the impact of climate change on birds and the habitats they require to maintain healthy populations. The report’s authors designed the update to offer a wide range of predictive data that clearly explain the potential effects of climate change on specific bird species at the county, state and national levels.

In September, an analysis published in the journal Science documented a 29 percent decline in the number of birds in North American over the past half-century — that’s nearly 3 billion fewer birds in just 50 years. ASO couldn’t have picked a more timely topic. See you at the November meeting!