Birds

Audubon Magazine

Why Do Gulls Have a Red Spot on Their Bills?

The answer helped develop the science of animal behavior.
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Audubon Magazine

Birds Return to a Rat-Free Island

A small seabird is rebounding now that the rodents are gone.
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Audubon Magazine

Listening to Migrating Birds at Night May Help Ensure Their Safety

On autumn and spring evenings, hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of birds migrate across North America. Cutting-edge recording devices are capturing the tiny chips and chirps these birds make while in flight, helping conservationists plot a protected course.
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Audubon Magazine

The Lure of the Common Loon

Joe Ricketts pledges $6.5 million to save an icon of the northern lakes.
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Audubon Magazine

Why Dippers Dip

Bobbing in turbulent water helps conceal this bird from predators. 
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Audubon Magazine

A Project Tracks Oystercatchers to Save Them

Wildlife biologists are on the trail of a much-beloved beach bird, trying to get a fix on where it spends the off-season. 
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Audubon Magazine

Eight Great Fall Birding Trails

Autumn migration season is here. Millions of birds are on the wing, covering thousands of miles across oceans and continents. Grab your favorite field guide and hit the road to see one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
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Audubon Magazine

A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again

Two hundred miles north of Los Angeles, windswept Owens Lake was the victim of one of the most audacious water grabs in the history of the American West. Now it is the site of one of its most innovative restorations—resurrecting a critical pit stop for migrating birds.
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Audubon Magazine

A Bill to Ban Lead Ammunition Could Protect California Condors

California outlaws lead ammo to safeguard an iconic bird.
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Audubon Magazine

Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

Gorgeous, photo-filled book highlights endangered, often unknown, birds.
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Audubon Magazine

Fake Marbled Murrelet Eggs Cause Jays to Vomit

Scientists thwart Steller's jays by tricking them into eating eggs that make them puke.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

Transforming an auto impound yard into a haven for birds.
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Audubon Magazine

Woodpeckers as Keystone Species

Woodpeckers create habitat for other woodland birds.
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Audubon Magazine

Swallows Evolve for Life Near the Road

Sleeker wings help Nebraska swallows avoid deadly traffic.
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Audubon Magazine

Swift Approach

Huge crowds flock to a Portland school to watch thousands of Vaux’s swifts funnel into a makeshift roost.
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Audubon Magazine

Birds May Help Forests Stay Cool

Missing birds may mean warmer forests for Guam.
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Audubon Magazine

How Bar-Headed Geese Fly Over the Himalayas

Researchers outfit high-flying birds with backpacks to figure out how they migrate over the planet’s tallest mountains. 
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Audubon Magazine

Pelican Conservation Goes High Tech

Tracking pelicans from Minnesota marshes to the Gulf of Mexico. 
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Audubon Magazine

Birds, Unleaded

Audubon groups in Maine and California wage a battle against deadly lead.
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Audubon Magazine

The Illustrated Aviary: Great Egret

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

Excerpt: Living on the Wind

Follow a myriad of migrants on their winged journeys. 
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Audubon Magazine

Review: Imperial Dreams

Navigating deep canyons and dodging drug traffickers on a quest to find the largest woodpecker ever known
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Audubon Magazine

In Search of the Imperial Woodpecker

A famous author and a renowned birder team up to seek the world’s largest woodpecker, the legendary pitoreal.
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Audubon Magazine

Bird Outsmarts Impersonators with Secret Language

A family password helps ensure that fairy-wrens feed their offspring—not the cuckoos snuck into their nests. 
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Audubon Magazine

Stemming the Tide of Shorebird Losses

With migrations that can span thousands of miles, Pacific shorebirds are among nature’s most amazing aerialists. But without crucial stopover habitat along their way, they could be doomed.
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Audubon Magazine

Saving North America’s Tallest Bird

Whooping crane recovery is one of conservation’s great successes, but suddenly there are new and frightening threats.
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Audubon Magazine

Are Fireworks Dangerous to Birds?

The boom, crackle, and flash of fireworks on the 4th of July may not be as delightful to wildlife as they are to us.
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Audubon Magazine

Lights Out Is a Turn-on for Birds

Programs across the continent help protect birds from colliding with buildings.
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Audubon Magazine

The Greatest Bird Rescue Ever

Thousands volunteered to help oiled penguins.
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Audubon Magazine

Birds Act as Peacekeepers in Conflict-plagued Israel and Palestine

Israeli zoologist and birder Yossi Leshem helped organize a trans-boundary birding project that benefits both birds and people.
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