Climate Change

The number one threat to birds

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Climate change has become our greatest conservation challenge. The National Audubon Society’s Survival by Degrees report found that two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction if we don't take action. The good news is that by taking action to quickly move to net-zero carbon emissions we can protect up to 76% of these species.

Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of the birds and aggressively combat this urgent threat head on by rapidly reducing climate polluting emissions. That's why Audubon Washington remains focused on:

  • Advocating for 100% clean energy in the state of Washington, including a broad suite of policies - from energy standards to pricing mechanisms - that will reduce emissions fairly and equitably.
  • Ensuring resilient coastal estuaries will continue to support marine and shorebird populations along Pacific Flyway migration routes.
  • Increasing habitat protection in focused areas of Eastern Washington that are expected to provide essential habitat for birds under a future warmer climate.
  • Building a stronger, more diverse force for advocacy on climate change, to monitor birds and advance solutions that are commensurate with this threat.  
Advocacy
Advocacy

Advocacy

How we fight for birds.

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Natural Solutions to Climate Change
AuduBlog

Natural Solutions to Climate Change

Our campaign to fight climate change the natural way

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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Plateau
Conservation

Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

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Climate Action News Feed

Audubon Around the Sound
Press Center

Audubon Around the Sound

Bringing conservationists together to protect Puget Sound’s coastal habitats in a changing climate

We Must Flip the Model on Clean Energy Siting in Washington State
Press Center

We Must Flip the Model on Clean Energy Siting in Washington State

Years-long controversy related to the Horse Heaven Wind Farm project demonstrates the need for a new model for meeting the state’s clean energy and biodiversity obligations.

Defend our Future: Don't Dismantle the Climate Commitment Act
Climate

Defend our Future: Don't Dismantle the Climate Commitment Act

Washington state's foundational climate law provides billions of dollars in resources for conservation and is under threat

Progress for Birds and Clean Energy
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Progress for Birds and Clean Energy

Audubon Washington Applauds Efforts to Safeguard Birds and Habitat as Part of Clean Energy Siting Decisions

Championing Biodiversity
AuduBlog

Championing Biodiversity

Audubon Washington Helps Secure $23 Million for Conservation

Reflecting on Audubon Washington's 2024 Legislative Efforts
AuduBlog

Reflecting on Audubon Washington's 2024 Legislative Efforts

Navigating Challenges and Looking Ahead

You Can Still Root for This Seahawk
Press Center

You Can Still Root for This Seahawk

New federal legislation — the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act — would help fight migratory birds' decline

Audubon Washington's Policy Priorities in 2024: Partnering for Protection
Press Center

2024 Legislative Priorities

Audubon is working with our partners to protect key climate policies, reduce pollution, and make important investments in conservation and clean energy.

Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report
Coastal Estuaries

Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report

Meeting the moment for birds and the planet

Finding Balance in a Changing Climate
AuduBlog

Finding Balance in a Changing Climate

Audubon Washington and eleven chapter affiliates advocate for protecting birds as Washington state seeks to better understand the environmental impacts of a 100% clean energy transition.

Climate Sensitive Birds in Washington

How you can help, right now