One chilly morning, Montana Audubon ghost hunters cautiously ascend to Raven Quiver Falls, hoping to gain a glimpse of an elusive Glacier spirit - the Black Swift.
An eery feeling washes over them, not because of what they might encounter, but because of what they might not.
The Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) is considered "Climate Endangered" according to Audubon's Climate report because none of its breeding range is stable, with 70% expected to disappear in this century. Scary!
But there is hope. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest investment the U.S. has ever made to tackle climate change. The bill allocates $369 billion toward investments in clean energy, with a goal of 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
You may know our ghost hunters as the Montana Audubon science team, who are committed to continuing our strong legacy of science, which informs conservation decision making in Montana and beyond.
Thank you for supporting Montana Audubon and our important work - such as hunting elusive Glacier ghosts and thwarting scary environmental scenarios!