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. Changing weather patterns are shrinking and shifting birds' ranges, which can diminish their food sources and/or introduce them to new predators. Even more startling, these 314 climate-challenged species represent more than half the bird species in North America.
Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing to make a difference: