Birds

Audubon Magazine

Snowy Owl Shootings Cease

New York area airports pledge to trap and release rare birds visiting from the Arctic. 
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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

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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The Illustrated Aviary: California Quail

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."
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Pigeons Follow Their Noses Home

Homing pigeons use scents carried on the breeze to navigate.
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The World’s Largest Owls Need Huge Trees

Scientists uncover why the Blakiston's fish owl depends on old-growth forests.
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For Birds, Singing More Songs Has Trade-offs

A larger repertoire might mean a weaker memory for song sparrows.
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Audubon Magazine

Protective Vests Help Chickens Cross the Road

Chickens can now safely cross the street.
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Audubon Magazine

Play a Song, Hurt a Bird?

A new study warns that taped playbacks used to attract birds might be harming them.
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Audubon Magazine

Are Canada Geese Migratory or Not?

It's the time of year that geese migrate. So why are there so many still hanging around?
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Why Do Gulls Have a Red Spot on Their Bills?

The answer helped develop the science of animal behavior.
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