Birds

Birds

Night-migrating songbirds fall from the sky when they collide with urban buildings. Some cities are switching off the lights to boost the birds' chances of safe passage. 

Birds

Neil Hayward spent most of 2013 crisscrossing the continent on a quest to see as many bird species as he could in a calendar year. When it was all over, he'd seen more than anyone-ever-and broken the Big Year record.

Birds

Green Heron numbers seem to be declining in recent years, and no one is sure just why. Now a trove of nests uncovered in a Louisiana marsh could help scientists solve the mystery.

Birds

Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Birds

Gannets are the bird world's Olympians, capable of plunging a hundred feet through the air, then slicing through the ocean to chase down fish. 

Birds

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."

Audubon Magazine

Parrot Conservation Changes a Catholic Tradition

Fifteen years ago the yellow-eared parrot was presumed extinct. Its rediscovery in Colombia forced the Catholic Church to abandon an age-old tradition, and brought about one of the most amazing comebacks in the Americas. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Earth's Great Symphony

Award-winning saxophonist Paul Winter turns a fascination with bird migration and the natural world into music about flyways.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

How Has Fukushima's Nuclear Disaster Affected the Environment?

A year after Japan’s nuclear meltdown, scientists are investigating the effects of radiation exposure on birds, other wildlife, and plants.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Unlocking Migration's Secrets

For centuries the study of bird migration has been riddled with mystery and unanswered questions: Where do birds go in winter? How far do they fly? Can they navigate a hurricane? Scientists are tapping new technologies to find the answers, and transforming everything we know—or think we know—about birds.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

2011 Bird Madness Winner: Red-shouldered Hawk

The votes are in. Meet the champion of our online competition, who just so happens to be Audubon’s photo contest winner, too.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

New Effort Brings Birds Back to the Baja Peninsula

Audubon is restoring long-abandoned seabird nesting sites in Mexico.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

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