The State of the Birds 2010 Report on Climate Change for the United States

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A consortium of wildlife agencies and organizations has
produced a 2010 update to an initial analysis of 40 years of avian data. You won’t be surprised to read that the probable scenarios for various bird populations in the face of climate change reveal multiple stress points. A brief summation can be read here (a quote appears below). Click on the image at left to download a PDF of the full report, or visit stateofthebirds.org to learn more.

Changes in climate and habitat lead to an increase in non-native plants that ultimately increase fire frequency, which can be devastating to sage grouse. Aggravating the situation is the tendency of these birds to have high site fidelity, and a general inability to adapt to changes in vegetation.

—Las Vegas Review-Journal

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