Birds

Audubon Magazine

Whatever Happened to the Marsh Hawk and Sparrow Hawk?

A look at how birds’ names change over time.
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Audubon Magazine

The Amazing Brainpower of Birds

Few animals have taught neuroscience more than songbirds.
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Birds as Pollution Detectors

Common species help scientists recognize toxins, measure mercury levels, and more.
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Birds for Every Season

What, one man wonders, could be more important than watching birds?
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Audubon Magazine

Rufous Hummingbirds Turning Up in Unusual Places

Is climate change the reason, or are birders just paying closer attention?
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Audubon Magazine

An Osprey’s Amazing Migration From Colombia to Jamaica Bay

Tracking one bird to South America and back.
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Why Do Birds Matter?

From authors to ornithologists, avian enthusiasts share their thoughts.
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Mission of Mercy

A routine jog leads to a chance encounter with an injured northern gannet—and a determined effort to set things right.
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A Crow Never Forgets

The remarkable birds, like us, can remember people's faces. 
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The Tale of a Northern Flicker Family Captured on Film

The grand-prize winner of our fourth annual Photo Awards got the perfect shot with patience—and a specific image in mind.
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Audubon Magazine

Swallows at the End of the World

Researchers in South America are learning more about a mysterious Chilean bird. 
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Wasps’ Nest Ideal Place for One Bird to Lay Its Eggs

The Violaceous Trogon devours some of the stinging insects before digging a cavity.
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The Race to Save the Rusty Blackbird

Citizen scientists try to help a bird on the brink.
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Audubon Magazine

Cranes on the Platte River

Between February and April, more than half a million sandhill cranes gather on the PLatte River in central Nebraska, staging for a journey that ends as far north as eastern Siberia.
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Audubon Magazine

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Is a Winter Haven for Migratory Birds

A variety of avian species inhabit the mixture of cypress swamp and pineland.
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2012 Bird Madness Winner: American Kestrel

Meet the champ of our second annual people’s choice competition
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Audubon Magazine

Memories of Long-Ago Birds

For Audubon’s field editor, these recollections enrich his birdwatching and his being
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The Man Who Saves Cranes

At forty years and counting, celebrated ornithologist George Archibald’s global crusade to protect cranes still has the wind beneath its wings. 
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A Win for Wood Storks

Audubon and its allies settle with a developer to protect and restore vital wetlands.
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Audubon View

Audubon's President discusses the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.
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Farmers Delay Harvesting for Birds

California dairy farmers help protect thousands of tricolored blackbirds. 
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Turning a Dump into Bird Habitat

A team of Idaho landowners, law enforcement officials, and conservationists transforms a derelict IBA.
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Photographs that Blend Reality with Fantasy

Simen Johan uses old and new photo techniques to get haunting and beautiful images.
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An Audubon Magazine Photography Awards Judge Discusses the Process

Steve Freligh gives a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of the annual event.
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Audubon Magazine

Win an Edward Lear Eagle Owl Print from the Sumptuous New Book ‘Birds Drawn for John Gould’

Gorgeous limited-print book features 80 birds by the renowned artist.
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Audubon Magazine

Connecting Chicagoans with Birds

A historian finds a unique way to connect South Side residents with avian species.
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Audubon Magazine

When Birds and Glass Collide

Each migration season, millions of birds die in cities by crashing into buildings. Now a growing trend toward sustainable design could open the door to safer passage.
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Audubon Magazine

Crested Auklets Winter in the Bering Sea

The auklets present a superb natural spectacle of sight, sound, and smell.
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Audubon Magazine

Pulling Up Stakes in the West

Audubon groups are saving birds from open-ended PVC mining stakes.
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Audubon Magazine

What Do You Call a Group of Birds?

Collective nouns are a mixture of poetry, alliteration, and description.
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