Survival By Degrees Program

A joint program of Philipstown Garden Club and

Putnam Highlands Audubon - February 9, 2020

Desmond-Fish Public Library

Hannah Waters - Senior Associate Editor for Climate Change at Audubon, shared the findings of this 2019 report: Survival By Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink.

Kyle Bardwell @HudsonValleyBirdMan Birdwatcher/Bird Photographer

Board Member of Putnam Audubon Society
Member of Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Seeking, Watching Showing off the birds of the Hudson Valley and beyond

The program highlighted the plight of birds affected by global climate change and how we can help.

The program was very well received,

“We are all so appreciative of the program that Hannah and Kyle presented on Sunday. It was so informative, advanced bird conservation and gave participants information on being proactive! Hannah thank you so much for coming all the way up from New York City to present such a terrific program for our community!” Connie B.

“I had a lot of fun presenting for the Garden Club over the weekend along with hearing Hannah's great presentation.” Kyle

Here are some resources

Survival by degrees website. You can put in a zip code and it will tell you the birds that will be most affected by rising temperatures in your particular area. www.audubon.org/climate/survivalbydegrees

Native Plants Database. You can search by area code and it will tell you native species to plant and what species of birds the plants will benefit. www.audubon.org/native-plants/search

Bird Friendly Plants-Frequently asked questions. Website answers some common questions on planting native species. www.audubon.org/news/bird-friendly-plants-faq

Kyle Bardwell