Birds

Audubon Magazine

Galveston Bay Oil Spill Imperils Thousands of Birds

Audubon is on the ground helping oiled birds and monitoring slick movements after Saturday’s accident.
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Photo of the Day: Black Skimmer

Johann Schumacher discovers a bird that breathes fire.
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Photo of the Day: Piping Plover

Michael Milicia snaps a juvenile, still in its awkward phase.
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Photo of the Day: Rockhopper Penguin

Michael Milicia has a close encounter of the bird kind.
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The Emu Has Landed (in India)

Thousands of miles from its Australian home, vast numbers of not-terribly-tasty bird are left in the lurch, victims of a subcontinental swindle.
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Photo of the Day: Allen’s Hummingbird

Alexander Viduetsky gets a high-color photo on a gray day.
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8 Green Birds From Around the World

These birds are ready for St. Patrick's Day all year long.
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Africa's Social Weaverbirds Take Communal Living to a Whole New Level

These birds make huge nests in South African deserts to survive boiling summer days and freezing nights.
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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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