Caged by Climate

Caged by Climate

Climate change is threatening the habitats and existence of several bird species in North America.


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Conservation, Earth Science, Climatology

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The common loon, the baird's sparrow, and the burrowing owl are just three of the bird species that will likely be forced out of their current habitats by climate change. Another 311 bird species in the continental United States and Canada will be mostly gone from their current ranges by the end of the century because of climate change, according to a new study from the National Audubon Society. Worse, 126 of these species are not expected to be able to find suitable replacement habitats, and will face extinction.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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