The number one threat to birds
Sharp-tailed Grouse. Photo: J. Arthur Anderson / Audubon Photography Awards
For decades, climate change has been one of our greatest conservation challenges and has become one of the leading threats to birds and other wildlife in Washington and across the nation. The National Audubon Society’s Birds and Climate Report found that 189 of Washington's most iconic and beloved bird species are threatened by climate change. Many of these species are currently threatened by other factors, such as habitat loss, while others are species we previously considered secure but could face significant shifts in their ranges as a result of climate change.
Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of the birds and aggressively combat this urgent threat head on by protecting the places that birds need to thrive and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next five years Audubon Washington is focused on: