Climate Change Kills Kansas City Birds

This report offers a dire glimpse at local avian life.

And even if the Internets tells us that "birds aren't real" we should probably consider this mainstream eco-trend news . . .

“I feel like we’re sitting on a precipice where there are some of these species that are fragile, and they’re not that far away from a failed breeding season or two to us not seeing that bird again,” said Nemecek, head of conservation for the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City.

A recent Audubon Society report found two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction because of warming global temperatures.

Climate change and birds are connected in Kansas and Missouri as well. The lesser prairie chicken is considered a threatened species due to effects of climate change.

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Local groups help birds in the face of climate change, habitat loss

BirdSafeKC is one way local groups are protecting birds — it’s a collaborative effort between the Missouri River Bird Observatory and the Burroughs Audubon Society. The group keeps track of bird collisions with windows. This data is brought to the attention of building owners in order to implement safer, less reflective windows.