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Audubon Magazine

Advice to Hungry Vulture: Arrive Early and Bring Friends

The first scavenger to gather its buddies around a carcass reigns supreme in Kenya.
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Audubon Magazine

Find a Baby Bird Out of the Nest? Here’s What to Do

This clever chart has the low-down on what to do when you find a chick that flew the coop too early.  
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Brown Pelican

Catherine Dalessio manages to get a clear photo on a cloudy day.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Fawn-breasted Brilliant Hummingbird

Mark Thomas uses strobes to create a hummingbird silhouette.  
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Audubon Magazine

The Roseate Spoonbill Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Artist Hanoch Piven reimagines John James Audubon's classic painting from 'Birds of America'.
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Audubon Magazine

A Moveable Feast

Fishing vessels act like magnets for seabirds, study finds
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Audubon Magazine

Plastic Ingestion Killing Shearwaters

But not for the reason you might think.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Sword-billed Hummingbird

Mark Thomas waits patiently for the sword-billed hummingbird to feed on a flower.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Adelie Penguins

Catherine Dalessio photographs Adelie penguins on an unstable iceberg.
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Audubon Magazine

Birding Brought Them Together

A son and his difficult mother found common ground outdoors.
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Audubon Magazine

Clues to Conserving the Golden Eagle Hidden in Its DNA

Sequencing the raptor’s genome reveals new insights into protecting it from wind turbines and other threats.
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Audubon Magazine

Clever Galapagos Finches Use Cotton to Thwart Bugs

If you give a Darwin’s finch a cotton ball infused with insecticide, it will use that piece of fluff as a weapon to combat parasites.  
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Audubon Magazine

Editor's Note: Don’t Be a Passenger

Learning the lessons of a long-ago extinction.
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Audubon Magazine

A Gazillion Reasons Migratory Birds Rock

In honor of International Migratory Bird Day this weekend we’ve rounded up gobs of good reads about these incredible long-distance travelers.
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Audubon Magazine

Walking With Penguins

With her shepherd’s crook made of rebar, researcher “Hurricane Dee” Boersma still rules—and Argentina’s Magellanic penguins still follow.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Great Horned Owl

On the third night, Hector Astorga gets his reward.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Atlantic Puffin

Ted Ellis's moxie takes him to no-man's land.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Greater Roadrunner

No creature is too fast for Hector Astorga's lens.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Roger Levien hones in on a bird's tail end.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Arctic Tern

Keith Kennedy stumbles on an Arctic tern nest while in Iceland.
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Audubon Magazine

The Permanence of Poison

Water pollution in Great Britain now linked to undersized chicks.  
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: White-necked Jacobin

Keith Kennedy, a visit to one of Costa Rica’s premier birding sites pays off.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Horned Grebe

Keith Kennedy's walk on a pier offers an unexpected opportunity.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Black Skimmer

Barbara Bowen photographs at a salvaged black skimmer colony.
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Audubon Magazine

Blue-footed Boobies Take a Puzzling Dive

An unexplained sardine shortage may be putting the Galápagos’ blue-footed boobies in a tailspin.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Crane

For Ursula Dubrick, patience and persistence pays off. 
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Audubon Magazine

The Illustrated Aviary: Osprey

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Double-crested Cormorant

A bird flaunts its catch for Alice Cahill and her camera.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Red-and-Green Macaw

George Scott photographs a pair of elusive red-and-green macaws doing a flyby.
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Audubon Magazine

Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct

And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared.
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