Birds

Audubon Magazine

The Lost Bird Project

Using art to inspire connectedness with wildlife and the environment.
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Project Passenger Pigeon

On the 100th anniversary of one of history’s most numerous birds becoming extinct, conservationists hope to help prevent other common species at risk from following the same path. 
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Pigeons Gamble, Just Like Us.

The birds’ risky behavior can teach us about our own bad choices.
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Diplomat by Day, Birding Fanatic Around the Clock

Peter Kaestner takes Audubon's Christmas Bird Count tradition all the way to Afghanistan.
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Why Birds Attacked the Pope’s Peace Doves

Avian Expert and Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman discusses Sunday's assault.  
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Ready for Superb Owl Sunday?

It's a play-on-words that Stephen Colbert can't refuse. And neither can we.
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Incredible Videos Reveal Birds’ Flight Paths

An artist offers a whole new way of visualizing how birds and other animals move.  
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In a Reversal of Roles, Fish Eats Birds

African tiger fish goes to great heights to prey on barn swallows.
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Video: Zebra Finches Play Electric Guitars

Watch these birds play human instruments at Peabody Essex Museum.
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A Buddhist Ritual Gets an Ecologically Correct Update

"Release life," the practice of freeing caged animals into the wild to generate good karma, is now an environmentally friendly act of kindness.
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The Black Robin Conundrum: What Happens When Humans Move Eggs in the Nest

The effort to save the bird from extinction had unforeseen consequences.
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10 Tips for Photographing Birds

A professional photographer, and past Audubon Magazine Photo Awards winner, offers advice for capturing stunning bird shots.
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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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