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

5 Days, 5 Nights, 3,000 Miles, and 10 Hours of Sleep—but Who's Counting?

Contestants in the Great Texas Birding Classic face off in fierce competition. The real winners, though, are the birds themselves.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

365 Days of Birding

Audubon field editor Kenn Kaufman reflects on his big year.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

The Endless Race

A new biography explores the remarkable accomplishments of Phoebe Snetsinger, the first birder to list 8,000 species. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Audubon's Field Guide to Birding Trails

There are a lot of species to see out there. Here are four sets of regional birding trails to guide you to some of the country's great spots.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

The Long Goodbye

A new book traces one ornithologist’s quixotic efforts to study and preserve the ivory-billed woodpecker.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Lights, Binoculars, Action!

Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson (above, from left) chat about portraying birders hell-bent on tallying the most species in their new film The Big Year, which hits theaters in October. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

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