Birds

Audubon Magazine

The Big Year According to Birders

Our experts offer a very specialized critique of the major motion picture.
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Take a Puffin Home

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

From Audubon's deep roots, a modern social networking movement grows.
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How Do Hurricanes Affect Birds?

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

New rodenticide regulations protect raptors and could save seabirds.
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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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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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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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Birds of a Feather

A major motion picture tells the tale of birders on a counting quest.
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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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365 Days of Birding

Audubon field editor Kenn Kaufman reflects on his big year.
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The Endless Race

A new biography explores the remarkable accomplishments of Phoebe Snetsinger, the first birder to list 8,000 species. 
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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.
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The Long Goodbye

A new book traces one ornithologist’s quixotic efforts to study and preserve the ivory-billed woodpecker.
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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. 
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The Big Screen

The author writes about what it’s like to have his book made into a major motion picture featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Will birding ever be the same?
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Coast Guard

For more than 80 years Audubon Texas’s coastal wardens have been safeguarding the magnificent birds that live, breed, and nest on 80 islands on the Texas Gulf Coast. If the recent oil spill reaches them, they’re apt to confront it with the same guile and grit that has helped bring back the iconic brown pelican. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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Photo Finish

With thousands of images to consider, the 2010 contest, run in association with Nature’s Best Photography, came down to the wire.
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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.
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River of Raptors

One of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles takes place every autumn as millions of hawks and other soaring birds funnel through Veracruz, Mexico, where a pioneering program aims to keep them flowing for millennia to come.
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Buying Time

For bobolinks, savannah sparrows, and other birds that make their nests in hayfields, a delayed harvest can spell the difference between life and death. 
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Beauty Contest

A new book presents a pure vision of birds, in glorious color and exquisite detail.
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Paper Chase

With the holidays over, it’s worth noting that each year America’s mailboxes are clogged with 20 billion catalogs, many of them made from trees logged in Canada’s boreal forest.  To see what’s at stake for birds, our writer ventures to a region so biologically rich it’s called “North America’s Amazon.”
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Counting the Wings

Charley Harper perfected an inimitable style that celebrated nature’s colorful purity. Now designer Todd Oldham, in an excerpt from his new book, talks about his friendship with Harper and about the artist’s work.
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