Jeff Wells
Jeff Wells
Mid-Coast Audubon and Camden Public Library will host an online presentation by National Audubon’s Jeff Wells — “Climate Change and the Decline of Birds: What Can Be Done?” — at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 17.

A recently published study in Science reports there are now nearly three billion fewer birds in North America than in the 1970s. The news follows reports of declining insect populations and the far-reaching effects of climate change. Wells will discuss some hopeful developments and steps people can take to improve the situation.

Wells is one of the nation’s leading bird experts, a conservation biologist focused on protecting Canada’s boreal forest region and author of “Birder’s Conservation Handbook.” He was part of the author team of the forthcoming book “Birds of Maine,” a project of the well-known Maine ornithologist, the late Peter Vickery. Wells and his wife Allison Childs Wells write the weekly column “A Bird’s Tale” for the Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper and are authors of the books “Maine’s Favorite Birds” and “Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.”

To register and request the Zoom login information, email Julia Pierce at jpierce@librarycamden.org.