Birds

Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Common Redpoll

Marie Read captures a flash of color in a winter portrait.
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Photo of the Day: Anna’s Hummingbird

For Rick Derevan, patience, and a beach chair, pays off.
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Photo of the Day: Verdin

Nathan Nitzky captures a close encounter with a bee.
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Photo of the Day: Northern Hawk Owl

Jim Cumming and an owl go face-to-face.
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Tails Win

Research reveals how form meets function at a birds’ backend. 
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Photo of the Day: Pileated Woodpecker

Bob Mislan captures a father returning to the nest.
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Crows and Ravens are Masters of Self-Control

New study shows that corvids know when patience pays off.
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This Bird Will Put a Spell on You

A birder may have a target bird so elusive that the bird becomes a kind of "jinx bird." But there was a real bird by that name.
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Video: Amazing Owls Invade from the North

Watch photographer Paul Bannick's encounters with visiting snowy owls.
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Apology to Owen Deutsch

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Dr. Emily Doolittle on the Music of Birds

This researcher studies the musician wren's sweet song.
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Six Avian Olympic Champions

These birds could give skiers and snowboarders a run for the gold. 
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Bringing the Millerbird Back to Laysan Island

A project to reintroduce these little brown birds helps protect them from extinction.
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Live From Hawaii: Laysan Albatross Bird Cam

World watches as first-time parents tend to their spunky chick.
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Keeping Grebes Afloat in the Intermountain West

A lifeline for an elegant waterbird.
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Ptarmigan May Be Tops in Adapting to Winter Weather

Only one bird genus molts into all-white feathers each year.
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Hundreds of Millions of Birds Killed Annually from Building Collisions

Certain species are at greater risk, new study finds.
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With So Many Snowies to Study, Scientists Are Discovering How Little We Know About This Bird

After a banner year for Arctic rodents, the greatest snowy owl explosion in half a century has descended on the eastern United States—and it’s teaching us about these nomads from the north. 
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Scientists Find the Key to a City Bird’s Hue

A pigeon’s style is determined by three genes.
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How Feathers Insulate

How do birds stay warm when it's so cold?
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Eye-opening New Research Helps Us Understand How Birds Communicate

One species of bird is proving that eyes provide not only a window to the soul, but also an effective means of warding off unwelcome nest competitors.
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Top 100 Images from the 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards

From the poles to the tropics, an array of arresting photos of birds around the globe.
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The Lost Bird Project

Using art to inspire connectedness with wildlife and the environment.
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Project Passenger Pigeon

On the 100th anniversary of one of history’s most numerous birds becoming extinct, conservationists hope to help prevent other common species at risk from following the same path. 
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Pigeons Gamble, Just Like Us.

The birds’ risky behavior can teach us about our own bad choices.
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Diplomat by Day, Birding Fanatic Around the Clock

Peter Kaestner takes Audubon's Christmas Bird Count tradition all the way to Afghanistan.
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Why Birds Attacked the Pope’s Peace Doves

Avian Expert and Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman discusses Sunday's assault.  
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Ready for Superb Owl Sunday?

It's a play-on-words that Stephen Colbert can't refuse. And neither can we.
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Incredible Videos Reveal Birds’ Flight Paths

An artist offers a whole new way of visualizing how birds and other animals move.  
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In a Reversal of Roles, Fish Eats Birds

African tiger fish goes to great heights to prey on barn swallows.
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