Birds

Audubon Magazine

The 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards

This year's winners show us birds' beauty and give us even more reason to protect them.
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Winter: Nature’s Cold Storage

One good thing about cold weather.
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Video: Penguin Painter Creates a Masterpiece

Watch as Audubon Aquarium penguin, Kohl, creates a painting in support of the Super Bowl XLVIII hopefuls New Orleans Saints.  
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Birds Can Smell, and One Scientist is Leading the Charge to Prove It

For more than a century nearly everyone believed birds sense of smell was poorly developed or nonexistent. They were wrong.
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Protections Increase for Migratory Birds in the Caribbean

Whimbrel deaths prompt lawmakers to tighten restrictions.
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Birds Use Their Sixth Sense to Land on Water

To avoid crash landings, birds employ their ability to sense magnetic fields.
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How to Identify Gulls

Black, white, gray... how do you sort them all out?
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Snowy Owls: Bird Expert Kenn Kaufman Answers 12 Questions

Find out if the birds are born white, why their vocalizations are different from other owls', and more.
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Snowy Owl Shootings Cease

New York area airports pledge to trap and release rare birds visiting from the Arctic. 
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How Birds Cope With Cold in Winter

From feathers to fat, birds have multiple strategies for keeping warm when the mercury dips.
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New Rule Is a Win for Wind, Blows for Eagles

The government will grant permits allowing the industry to harm or kill the raptors for 30 years.
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From the Archives: Tsi-lick! Goes the Henslow’s

And other gleanings of an amateur among professionals on the Christmas Bird Count.
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One Invader Colonizes Better Than the Rest

The Eurasian collared-dove may be the most prolific avian invasive.
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Rock Sandpipers Winter on Alaska's Shores

Thanks to the Christmas Bird Count we know that these birds like Homer Spit.
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Notes from a Snowy Owl Invasion

The majestic birds of the far north are traveling as far south as Bermuda.
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Sea Eagle Steals Video Camera, Films An Accidental Aerial Movie

An Australian eagle captures some amazing footage after stealing a ranger's camera.
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The Art of Absence

This issue’s Aviary artist Brandon Ballengee illustrates loss by literally cutting his subjects out of the picture. 
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Chicken Coop Cop Car

A French artist turned an old cop car into a chicken coop.
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How Do Boreal Chickadees Survive the Winter?

These birds have ways of staying warm during the North's frigid weather.
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Wild Staten Island Turkeys Everywhere

A population of wild, roving turkeys has Staten Island in a flap.
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The Illustrated Aviary: Wild Turkey

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."
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Question: Do Birds Have Belly Buttons?

You may be surprised by the answer.
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When Emus Invade

The large, flightless birds have taken over an Australian town, and they're hungry.
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Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Red Knots Proposed for Endangered Listing

A federal decision could offer hope to a pair of imperiled bird species.
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15 Facts About Raptors

Random and amazing tidbits about birds of prey.
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The 2014 Audubon Guide to Binoculars

When it comes to birdwatching, what you choose to look through makes all the difference.
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10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Birds

Whether you’re eating turkey or tofurky this Thanksgiving, raise a glass to the many ways in which wild birds enrich our lives—and in fact support our very existence.  
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Wild Turkey on the Rocks?

The reintroduction of America's beloved holiday fowl has been one of conservation's great triumphs--but now some populations are plummeting. What's going on?
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How Can Birds Roost on One Leg?

Many songbirds, such as cardinals or finches, sleep perched in the safety of dense trees or shrubs. When they fall asleep, they stand on one leg. 
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Japanese Cafés Use Live Owls to Attract Customers

First there were cat cafés, now people are flocking to owl coffee shops.
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