The Audubon Birds and Climate report clearly shows that North America's birds are being impacted by the effects of climate change.
Of the 588 continental United States and Canadian bird species examined in the seven-year study, 314 species are at risk. Of those, 126 species are at risk of severe declines by 2050, and a further 188 species face the same fate by 2080 . Just like the canaries in the coal mines, birds are sounding the alarm that it's time for people to act to prepare for the effects that climate change is bringing, starting now.
Sadly, our beloved Baltimore oriole is one species whose populations are being negatively impacted by climate change. According to the Audubon Birds and Climate report, Baltimore orioles may shift their range to the point where they no longer occur in Baltimore by 2080 - within our childrens' lifetimes.