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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Birds and climate change

Presentation on how climate change is affecting bird migration by Gregory Butcher of the National Audubon Society.

Birds are among the most adaptable of wildlife - as long as they can find suitable habitat, they are able to travel substantial distances north, inland, or to higher latitudes. That is one of the things that make them sensitive environmental indicators - alerting us to ecological disruption, often before it directly affects us.

Gregory S. Butcher, Ph.D, National Audubon Society's Director of Bird Conservation, presents findings that show nearly 60% of the 305 bird species found in North America in winter are on the move, shifting their ranges northward by an average of 35 miles. Audubon's analysis reveals that many species that winter in the U.S. are moving significantly north - strong evidence that global warming is already altering their - and our - environment. The birds' northward movement is another signal that climate change is here and action is needed now.

This event is free with Museum admission.

Presentation on how climate change is affecting bird migration by Gregory Butcher of the National Audubon Society. Birds are among the most adaptable of wildlife - as long as they can find suitable habitat, they are able to travel substantial distances north, inland, or to higher latitudes. That is one of the things that make them sensitive environmental indicators - alerting us to ecological disruption, often before it directly affects us. Gregory S. Butcher, Ph.D, National Audubon Society's Director of Bird Conservation, presents findings that show nearly 60% of the 305 bird species found in North America in winter are on the move, shifting their ranges northward by an average of 35 miles. Audubon's analysis reveals that many species that winter in the U.S. are moving significantly north - strong evidence that global warming is already altering their - and our - environment. The birds' northward movement is another signal that climate change is here and action is needed now. This event is free with Museum admission.

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