The idea that global warming is not just about polar bears in the Arctic, but also about American Robins in our own backyards has captured people’s attention. Nearly 60% of the 305 species found in North America in winter are on the move, shifting their ranges northward by an average of 35 miles. Audubon scientists analyzed 40 years of citizen-science Christmas Bird Count data — and their findings provide new and powerful evidence that global warming is having a serious impact on natural systems. Northward movement was detected among species of every type, including more than 70 percent of highly adaptable forest and feeder birds.
The Audubon Society wants to be sure that you are the first to know about this disturbing phenomenon through a special, live webcast with Dr. Greg Butcher, the author of the groundbreaking report, Birds and Climate Change: Ecological Disruption in Motion [free PDF]. In this streaming webcast, Dr. Greg Butcher, the Audubon Society’s Director of Bird Conservation, will give you an inside look into his groundbreaking report, live today (Friday, 20 February) at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST. This webcast will feature an interactive slideshow and presentation, followed by listener/participant questions and Dr. Butcher’s answers. To hear and participate in this live webcast, you must register first (but it’s free).