Impacts on Birds & Wildlife

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Beach nesting birds will be among those hardest hit by rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Global warming affects birds and other wildlife in countless ways, and can will likely cause extinction for some species. Audubon is closely monitoring how it is changing wintering and breeding habitat for birds. Audubon's groundbreaking 2009 report found dozens of bird species have been shifting northward over the last 40 years. By participating in citizen science projects like the Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count individuals can help support these research efforts. Getting involved with Audubon's Important Bird Areas program is another way to protect birds and their habitat from the impacts of global warming and other threats.

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