Recently, The National Audubon Society has published the report regarding “How America’s bird will react to anticipated climate changes”. As per the report of the Audubon Society, there are almost half of all 558 species in North America together with the bald Eagle, which is a national symbol, are facing hefty climate shifts that eventually could cut their haunt and becomes the source of harsh population turn down till 2080, as if the climate changes with the same pace.
The Audubon Bird Study seems to be the most fortunate and comprehensive study as it used more than 30 years of North American Climate data. They also gathered the report from the American Breeding Bird Survey and the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and also get the climate projections from a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
A chief scientist, Gary Langham, led the team of Audubon bird study ornithologists. They scrutinized more than 500 bird species at a time. Researchers have developed various scenarios of birds’ geographic distribution during breeding and non-breeding seasons. With the help of these scenarios, they marked 126 of the species as “climate endangered” as their entire haunts/habitats will change in about 65 years. These researchers also mark the birds with less threat and they have the chances to expand their habitat. These birds are American Robin, crow and blue jay.
The Audubon Bird Study also displays the interactive colored maps for most of the species. You can filter the maps either by species or state or province. For instance, the map color is darker for specific species; it means that the condition for survival is more favorable for that specie. Moreover, the outlined areas represent the current range for each season.
The Audubon study’s turn over global preservation status and preservation precedence formerly set by wildlife and government agencies. There are several federal agencies and Cornell University and some other private organizations that are going to release dreary US bird study later this day.