Audubon group to hear about climate change’s impact on birds

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By Becky Herman
Special to The PREVIEW

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the senior dining room of the Community Center, there will be a regular monthly meeting of the local Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS).

Dottie George will present a program about climate change and its impact on bird species. This topic has been studied by the National Audubon Society, and, on Sept. 9, the society announced insights on how climate change could fundamentally impact hundreds of species of birds across North America — including local birds such as American avocet, northern harrier, yellow-headed blackbird, Wilson’s warbler and sandhill crane.

Audubon scientists have completed a scientific study which showcases the risk climate change poses to North America’s birds. The results of this analysis identify which birds are most threatened by global warming and where.

George will talk about the importance of education on this potential danger in order that we are able to do whatever we can to minimize the effects of anthropogenic global warming on wildlife and habitat in southwestern Colorado.

WAS encourages everyone with an interest in this problem to attend. Everyone is welcome at this meeting, regardless of membership in the local society. Refreshments will be served.

Call Becky Herman, 264-2171 or 903-0788, for more information.