Audubon Society

5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Data Shows North Carolina's Birds Will See Climate Change Impacts

The cerulean warbler is one North Carolina species that is likely to be impacted by climate change, according to the Audubon Society.
Credit Mdf / Wikipedia

A new Audubon Society study says most North American winter birds are migrating farther north than they did in the 1960s.

Curtis Smalling is the North Carolina Mountain Office’s director of land bird conservation. He says population changes will sweep across North Carolina.

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12:10 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Climate Change Threatens North Carolina’s Birds

American Oystercatcher
National Audubon Society, Meryl Lorenzo


Climate change will likely alter the migratory routes and habitats of more than half of the birds in North America, according to new study published by the National Audubon Society.

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Bird Count
4:31 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Birders On The Lookout For Snowy Owls, Other Species During Christmas Count

Birders are out counting species for the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. A few people have reported rare sightings of Snowy Owls.
Credit Michael Gäbler / © Michael Gäbler / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Nearly 600 North Carolinians are expected to get out into the woods and fields during the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Volunteer bird watchers will join the coordinated effort to count as many birds and species as possible within designated areas.

Curtis Smalling directs Land Bird Conservation for Audubon North Carolina. He says the federal government surveys breeding birds in the summer, but the Christmas Bird Count compiles data going back 114 winters.

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