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Audubon Magazine

DIY: Build a Bluebird Box

With a few tools and materials, you can make a home for bluebirds in your backyard. 
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Audubon Magazine

Freeze Frame: Gray Catbird, Caught In the Act

A gray catbird makes a surprise appearance during a Baltimore oriole photo shoot. 
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Audubon Magazine

Talking Birds With Jane Alexander

For this Tony-winning actress, avian conservation is a big part of being a birder.  
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Making Airspace for Birds and Planes

When birds and aircraft collide, it can be disastrous. Fortunately, a combination of common sense, cutting-edge technology, and a bit of bird knowledge is making the skies safer for all.  
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Audubon Magazine

Bird Dad Awards: The Innovative, the Endearing, and the Less-Than-Admirable

These guys employ many different strategies for raising their young.
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Audubon View

If Shell Oil has its way and drilling proceeds in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, rich bird habitat and nurseries could suffer the consequences of a spill.
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Audubon Magazine

Art Aims to Protect Birds from Glass

College students design films to prevent birds from crashing into windows.
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Birds that Perish During Migration are the Stuff of Education

The fate of migrating birds a century ago can teach us plenty right now.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

Major wind developers have pledged to voluntarily incorporate bird-friendly guidelines in the construction of new wind energy projects and to modify existing turbines. 
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Audubon Magazine

Small Miracles: The Wonder of Birds' Nests

They’re intricate, involved creations, built of everything from mud and twigs to nails and window screens. Here’s a look at birds’ nests like you’ve never seen these miniature masterpieces before.
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Audubon Magazine

The Amazing Diversity of Pigeons

Studying pigeon genetics could offer insight into how various traits have evolved in wild birds. 
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Birding by Zipline

Clipping into a zipline and flying through the canopy of a West Virginia hardwood forest gives thrill seekers a decidedly different perspective on their favorite birds. 
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Connecting the Dots Along Migratory Flyways

The dawn of a new era in ornithology is revealing the secrets of many species’ migratory journeys in astonishing detail. Here are some of the latest endeavors.
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Audubon Magazine

Rules to Sing By

Unraveling the mysteries of bird duets in Puerto Rico's mountainous rainforests.
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Taking Flight With Raptors

Parahawking, a sport that combines paragliding and falconry, is drawing adventurers and fostering a new breed of conservationist. 
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How to Find Owls: A Crash Course in Montana

An amateur birder learns how to locate owls, using scientific techniques. 
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Audubon's Legacy: Where It All Began

On a farm in rural Pennsylvania, John James Audubon first glimpsed the curious birds of the New World that would become his lifelong passion. Now the Audubon Center at Mill Grove shares his home and his artistry with the conservation movement he continues to inspire.
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Audubon Magazine

One Man Sets Out to Make El Salvador a Birding Destination

One overlooked Central American country could draw birders with the help of an avian crusader.
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Audubon Magazine

Controlling Pests With Birds

Birds provide valuable ecosystem services, defending crops, such as grapes and coffee, from insects.
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When Punk Rock, Tattoos, and Birding Collide

Paul Riss is shattering the mold, proving that birdwatchers can come in all styles. 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Audubon Magazine

New Effort Brings Birds Back to the Baja Peninsula

Audubon is restoring long-abandoned seabird nesting sites in Mexico.
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Audubon Magazine

Loon Lake

How amateur photographer Richard Simonsen captured his award-winning shot.
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Audubon Magazine

PVC Pipes Can Make Great Legs

With some innovative thinking, one Florida rehab facility gave six injured sandhill cranes a walking chance. 
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Audubon Magazine

Slings and Arrows: Why Birders Love to Hate Blue Jays

They’re smart, spectacular, and vocally versatile, so is the species really so bad?
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Audubon Magazine

Traffic Cop

A neat trick transforms a normal-size bird into Godzilla.
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