Birds

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."

Birds

Robins may make the work look easy, but in human terms it's one monumental project.

Birds

The long and torturous tale of how a style guide came to be.

Audubon Magazine

Free-Range Chickens

Lesser prairie chickens are almost cooked. But in the West, sensible planning and healthy partnerships hold promise—if Americans would only abandon their current policy of wind, oil, and gas development anywhere, at any cost.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

High Hopes

Two toymakers have literally written the book on building chimney swift nesting towers—vital to the declining  bird’s survival—and turned their Texas property into a thriving Audubon sanctuary.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Grains of Change

In California’s Central Valley, where a quarter of the food varieties we eat are farmed, a new generation of growers is teaming up with conservationists to make sure that rice and long-billed curlews will always mix.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Pecking Order

Bird beaks are more than nature’s ingenious designs. They’re wonders of evolution, barometers of how species react to—and sometimes even instigate—changes in their environment. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Photo Finish

With thousands of images to consider, the 2010 contest, run in association with Nature’s Best Photography, came down to the wire.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Along the Florida-Georgia border are 80 quail hunting plantations that make up 300,000 acres of accidental nature reserve. Each year scientists and land managers burn tens of thousands of acres and use various other means to mimic natural conditions, preserving a wealth of biodiversity, including the embattled bobwhite quail.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
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