Sacajawea Audubon

October 13th Program – Audubon’s Birds & Climate Initiative, and Us

imageJoin us Oct. 13th for a presentation by Montana Audubon's Amy Cilimburg about the recently released "Audubon Report" on birds imperiled by climate change.  Over the past seven years, Audubon’s team has analyzed more than 30 years of bird observations from the North American Breeding Bird Survey, Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count, and data from leading climatologists in the US and Canada. This assessment gives us an unprecedented ability to project where birds are most likely — and unlikely — to survive in the future. We’ll look at the future of swans, curlews, chickadees, hummingbirds, and more. And we’ll circle around to the status of climate change solutions. Much can be done locally for bird conservation—to create a better future for all. Finally, Amy will update attendees on a handful of other Montana Audubon priorities, including the current status of Greater Sage-Grouse conservation.

Amy Cilimburg is the Director of Bird Conservation and Climate Policy for Montana Audubon, where she works to educate and inspire action around issues related to climate change, birds, wildlife, and energy both here in Montana and nationally. She spearheads the Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program in Montana and collaborates with others to protect Montana's birds and their habitat. Prior to coming to Audubon, Amy was the Assistant Director of the University of Montana's Avian Science Center. She has a M. S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. She lives and strives to reduce her carbon footprint in Missoula with her husband and daughter.

Sacajawea Audubon Society meets the second Monday of the month (September through May) at 7:00 p.m., at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf Street (off of South 19th) in Bozeman. We invite the public to attend our meetings and participate in our field trips.

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