SP20 Survival by Degrees: Birds and Climate Change

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Tuesday February 11

4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

Survival by Degrees: Birds and Climate Change

Instructor: Tom Tribble

Tuesday, February 11, 4 – 6 p.m.

$14 Member | $19 Non-member

Limit: 40 students

BRN Elective - 2 Hours


For over 100 years, Audubon had focused on making the world a better place for birds.  In 2019, National Audubon released Survival By Degrees, a study on the impact of climate change on birds in North America.  Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’ range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.  The report concluded that two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.  This presentation will summarize the results of the study and describe how individuals can help birds. 

Tom Tribble served six years as President and is now Immediate Past President of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society, the local Audubon chapter that covers Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and several adjacent counties in North Carolina.  Tom has been an Audubon member and avid birder for more than 40 years.  Tom worked for 30 years at the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, the State's Geographic Information System, retiring in 2013.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master's degree from Duke University.


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