Audubon Study Shows Birds Moving North Due To Climate Change

by Larry Jordan on February 11, 2009

Boreal Chickadee photo by Jeff Nadler

Audubon’s latest report, Birds and Climate Change: Ecological Disruption in Motion, looks at the last 40 years of Christmas Bird Count data and concludes that 58% of the species studied have moved significantly northward as winter temperatures increase, with the Purple Finch shifting the furthest — 433 miles.

What are Purple Finches, Boreal Chickadees and Black Ducks trying to tell us about climate change? They are all telling us that climate change is here, now. They are telling us we must act now to address this urgent problem. They are showing us a pattern of ecological disruption that tells an alarming story.

Read the report by clicking on the link above then go to the Audubon Action site to sign the petition and let your lawmakers know you want to take action now on global warming.

While we’re on the subject, our neighbors to the north need our support to help save the Boreal Birds that live and breed in the expansive boreal forests of Canada.  Go to Save Our Boreal Birds to see what it is all about and sign their petition.

We birders, acting together, can not only help save bird species from extinction, we can help the planet and everyone on it, live a healthier more fulfilling life by protecting our environment.

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Kallen February 12, 2009 at 5:45 am

I just signed the petition. The findings are alarming and eye opening. I hope this information will help to open peoples eyes.

Kallens last blog post..More Falcon Pictures from Today


Amber Coakley February 12, 2009 at 9:35 am

A-MEN, brother! You’re singing my song!

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David Childs February 12, 2009 at 9:41 am

Hi Larry – thanks for the great post! These findings are alarming….birds are a good indicator of what’s changing ecologically in general, so this news is especially important. Thanks for keeping everyone well informed!

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Larry February 12, 2009 at 8:05 pm

@Kallen thank you very much. Great post on the Peregrine Falcon! I want to see some baby pictures if they nest there!

@Amber thanks for chiming in!

@David you are very welcome and thank you for bringing this to my attention


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