Bird-Friendly Communities

Birding vs. Bird Language

Birding vs. Bird Language

— Bird language is a slower-paced, deeper dive than traditional birding where connections are more important than checklists.
How to Learn Bird Language

How to Learn Bird Language

— Learn bird language from the comfort of home with these online programs.
Top 10 Birds in California

Top 10 Birds in California

— Up to a billion birds of hundreds of species will pass through the Golden State during spring migration. Can you spot these top 10 birds?
Top 5 Voices of the Birds

Top 5 Voices of the Birds

— Know the difference between song, contact calls, territorial aggression, juvenile begging, and alarm.
Top 5 Shapes of Alarm

Top 5 Shapes of Alarm

— Know the difference between the bird plow, cat shape, parabolic, hook and popcorn.
Spring Migration in California

Local List: Spring Migration in California

— Keep an eye out for these birds in your area

Take it personally: Climate change is a serious threat to birds and your community. Enter your location to see which impacts from climate change are predicted for your area, and how birds near you will be affected through Audubon's Climate Visualizer.

As the climate changes, so will the places birds need.

Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.

The results are clear: Birds will be forced to relocate to find favorable homes. And they may not survive.

See which of your local birds are most vulnerable under different warming scenarios.

Quill Festival

Quill Festival

Join us for a feathery festivity of birds, tattoos & drinks at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center on October 26th. Get a flash tattoo of birds threatened by climate change in the Bay Area.