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. In 2014, after the publication of Audubon's first climate change report, 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. Go learn more visit: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/climate-watch.
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The Audubon Coastal Bird Survey is a volunteer-based citizen science program designed to provide scientists with valuable data for addressing conservation needs of coastal waterbirds that breed, winter and migrate along the Gulf Coast. The program, originally established through the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in response to the BP oil spill, is already providing valuable population and habitat-use data for a variety of coastal waterbirds, many of which are experiencing population declines. To learn more visit.
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The Memorial Day holiday is quickly approaching, and Bird Stewards are needed to help protect the coasts' Least Tern colonies. We can expect large crowds on the beaches throughout the week, so any time spent educating the public will help the birds.
Volunteer Bird Stewards help ensure beachgoers do not enter fragile nesting areas and help educate visitors about the remarkable species that rely on Mississippi's shores for survival. Interested individuals should like spending time on the beach and interacting with the public.
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Stewardship Steering Committee meetings occur approximately once per month. All volunteers, with or without experience, are welcome to attend these meetings. At these sessions, we plan for and brainstorm activities to promote awareness, provide outreach, and recruit new volunteers to help in our breeding bird stewardship efforts. Everyone is invited to attend!
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Audubon's Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.