Courtesy US FWS, David Brenzinski, PhotographerClimate Watch: The National Audubon Initiative Climate Watch is open for individual participation. Bridgerland Audubon encourages participation in the Climate Watch initiative and with your support may grow to chapter participation in the near future.
Background from Audubon.org:
“A new community science program explores how North American birds are responding to climate change.
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.”
Audubon continues: “The next survey will take place January 15 – February 15, 2024 and is open to the public, including all interested Audubon chapters and centers, in addition to organized groups and individuals with an interest in birds.”
“Climate change is the biggest threat to birds around the world. Learn how you can help by counting climate-threatened species in Audubon’s new bird and climate change community science program.”
Audubon Climate Watch https://www.audubon.org/features/esri-climate-watch
Participant Resources for Climate Watch https://www.audubon.org/news/participant-resources-climate-watch
How to Submit Your Data to Climate Watch https://www.audubon.org/news/how-submit-your-data-climate-watch
Climate Watch Results 2016-2020: https://www.audubon.org/climate-watch-results