Bird Moves Point to Impact of Climate Change in Continental U.S.

February 6, 2009

February 10 Media Teleconference Will Reveal Findings from Analysis of 40 Years of Movement

State Specific Findings Available

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was issued by the National Audubon Society:

Who: National Audubon Society

Speakers: John Flicker: Audubon President

Greg Butcher, Ph.D.: Audubon Bird Conservation Director and analysis leader

Terry Root, Ph.D.: Prof. of Biological Sciences, Stanford Univ.

Gary Langham, Ph.D.: Audubon California Director of Bird Conservation

Betsy Loyless, Audubon Senior Vice President, Policy

What: Because birds are well-known indicators of environmental health, their movements and population trends can reveal much about serious changes to our world. Frequent anecdotal reports of sightings outside usual seasonal locations often raise questions about the local impact of global climate change. Now, analysis of 40 years of exhaustive population/location data provide some surprising answers with important implications for all Americans. Is climate change having a biological impact here at home? Speakers will reveal how the birds are moving, what the movements suggest for bird health, for habitats and for our future. They will also detail actions that citizens can take in response to the findings.

The national teleconference will provide an opportunity for Q and A regarding broad national findings, and some discussion of local examples.

When: 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Where: Teleconference toll-free dial-in 1-866-710-0179; pass code Audubon 1.

Please be prepared to give the operator your organization, city and state.

Beginning at 7:00am (Eastern) on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, visit our online pressroom at audubon.org/news/pressroom/bacc/index.html for additional information, including Audubon contacts for a wide range of localities who will be prepared to discuss state-specific findings and related conservation actions. Our press release, photos, bird sounds and other resources will be also available.

SOURCE National Audubon Society

Source: newswire

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