In the past four centuries, only nine North American bird species have gone extinct. Now, 314 North American bird species are threatened with steep declines or extinction by 2080. Why? Climate change. Habitats are dramatically shrinking and shifting, which can diminish food sources and/or introduce birds to new predators. Plus, these 314 species are more than half the bird species in North America.
Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing to make a difference: