Description: Calling all birders! Calling those interested in climate change! There's a new buzz word trending, and we want you to be a part of it! Citizen Science...Anne Winkel from Audubon Nebraska will be here to share how you can help.
In 2014, Audubon released the Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report, which highlighted the risks that climate change poses to birds across North America. In response, Audubon developed a community science project, Climate Watch, that over the past 4 years has been helping strengthen our understanding of how birds are currently responding to climate change. Since 2016, more than 1,200 skilled volunteers from across the U.S. have collaborated with Audubon scientists by testing the predictions of target species’ mid-2020s climate model projections through on-the-ground monitoring. Audubon uses these structured surveys, conducted both in winter and summer, to analyze the relationship between climate suitability and where bird species occur, and to directly test hypotheses about bird responses to climate change.