Of the 314 North American birds identified by Audubon as either climate-threatened or climate-endangered, 189 species commonly occur in Washington. Washington species such as the Rufous Hummingbird, Bald Eagle, and even the currently abundant Mallard could lose as much as 75 percent of their existing habitat, threatening their long-term survival.
Birds that are classified as climate-threatened are projected to lose more than 50 percent of their current range by 2080 if global warming continues at its current pace. Birds designated climate-endangered are projected to lose more than 50 percent of their current range by 2050.
Click here for a complete list of Washington's 189 climate-sensitive bird species.
Click here for a list of Washington's climate-sensitive birds by Family. Credit: Black Hills Audubon Society.