Birds

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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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.
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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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Audubon Magazine

Audubon’s Photo Editor Discusses the 2012 Photography Awards

An insider’s look at the process behind the magazine’s annual contest. 
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Audubon Magazine

The Multiple Miracles of Bird Feathers

Other animals fly, make nests, chirp, lay eggs, and do all sorts of things birds do. But only birds have feathers, among the most magical creations in all of nature. 
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

The National Audubon Society has had many achievements, but the best is yet to come with its new strategic plan.
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Audubon Magazine

Managing Forests for the Birds

An innovative program involving Audubon Vermont, foresters, and land managers conserves woodland for the birds.
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Audubon Magazine

The Rap on Apps: Could They Be Harming Birds?

Overusing apps may be bad for birds.
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Audubon Magazine

Christmas Bird Count Bastion

Texas birder Bill Graber celebrates his 50th, and final, year as the Bolivar Peninsula count’s compiler.
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Audubon Magazine

Catching a Break

A new study reveals that California’s black oystercatcher population is higher than previously thought.
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Audubon Magazine

The Science of Feathers

A bird's plumage is both mystifying and magnificent, and serves a plethora of purposes, from protecting it from the cold to attracting a mate. 
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Audubon Magazine

Birding That Counts

Thousands of volunteers make invaluable contributions—and have lots of fun—taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.
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Audubon Magazine

Explaining Bird Flocks

Winging at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, an entire flock of birds can make hairpin turns in an instant. How do they do it? A group of investigators is closer than ever to finding out.
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Audubon Magazine

The Big Year According to Birders

Our experts offer a very specialized critique of the major motion picture.
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Audubon Magazine

Take a Puffin Home

A photographer's images help aquaint auks with those who want to adopt them. 
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

From Audubon's deep roots, a modern social networking movement grows.
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Audubon Magazine

How Do Hurricanes Affect Birds?

When severe weather hits, humans hunker down. But what about the feathered among us?
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Audubon Magazine

Poison Control

New rodenticide regulations protect raptors and could save seabirds.
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Audubon Magazine

Spots Before the Eyes

FIeld editor Kenn Kaufman set out to break a big year record in 1973, the year that he turned 19, by hitch-hiking around North America. 
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Audubon Magazine

Fowl Obsession

Tallying species started in the 1900s with the Christmas Bird Count, but it was Roger Tory Peterson who turned birding North America into a sport. 
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Audubon Magazine

Fall Migration Hot Spots

With autumn on the horizon, you can soon witness—up close and in person—billions of wings on the go in peak season. Here are six of my favorite lookouts.
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Audubon Magazine

Birds of a Feather

A major motion picture tells the tale of birders on a counting quest.
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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.
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Audubon Magazine

365 Days of Birding

Audubon field editor Kenn Kaufman reflects on his big year.
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