The common loon, the baird's sparrow, and the burrowing owl are just three of the bird species that will likely be forced out of their current habitats by climate change. Another 311 bird species in the continental United States and Canada will be mostly gone from their current ranges by the end of the century because of climate change, according to a new study from the National Audubon Society. Worse, 126 of these species are not expected to be able to find suitable replacement habitats, and will face extinction.

climate
Noun

all weather conditions for a given location over a period of time.

Noun

gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.

Noun

process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.

habitability
Noun

suitability to support life.

loon
Noun

aquatic bird.

owl
Noun

bird of prey.