Frequent Flying with the Wood Thrush
May 22, 2016, 4pm
Green Sage Westgate, Asheville, NC
The local student chose the Wood Thrush as her project focus, and designed an event to raise funds and awareness about the threats to this beloved bird due to climate change. Proceeds raised from the silent auction and donations will go to the local Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and the Cloud Forest School in Central America to help the Wood Thrush.
The new “Wood Thrush Connection”, produced by the Climate Listening Project, is in collaboration with National Audubon Society, Audubon North Carolina, Forsyth Audubon, Audubon International Alliances Program, Belize Audubon Society and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.
For the Wood Thrush, a bird that travels thousands of miles between its breeding grounds in eastern North America to its wintering grounds in Central America, the threats of climate change are compounded by dwindling habitat. According to Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report, the Wood Thrush is predicted to lose up to 82 percent of its summer range by 2080.
Details about the Wood Thrush Connection: nc.audubon.org/woodthrushconnection
Details on the Climate Listening Project: climatelisteningproject.org
The short video premiered online this week via Audubon North Carolina with great response: facebook.com/audubonnc/videos/10153468334431345/