Birds

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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Editor's Note

At Audubon, we try to focus on solutions rather than problems. 
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Audubon View

The Christmas Bird Count isn't just fun—it provides crucial information about our country's birds, too.
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Art of Seduction: Some Birds’ Exotic Breeding Attire Goes Beyond Flashy Feathers

For wild turkeys, Atlantic puffins, and a slew of other species, finding a mate is a colorful affair.
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An Industrial Brownfield In Ohio Gets a Makeover Fit for Birds

Columbus, Ohio, isn’t exactly known as a birding mecca. But an Audubon Center, located a mere mile from downtown, is attracting avian species galore—and people, too. 
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Why Do Waterbirds Land In Parking Lots?

To some bird species, car lots mimic water bodies, leading to avian strandings. 
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Win a Copy of the Gorgeous Book ‘Audubon’s Aviary’

This sumptuous new volume presents Audubon’s dazzling watercolors of American birds and tells the story behind their creation.
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How to Tell a Raven From a Crow

These black birds may look similar in some ways, but several distinctive traits help set them apart. 
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How Do Pigeons Find Their Way Home?

Unlocking the secret of how birds navigate.
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Solving the Piping Plover Puzzle

Piping plovers are famous summer residents of beaches and lakeshores--the most adorable argument against development and reckless recreation. Yet where many spend the winter has long been a mystery. Until now. 
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Audubon Magazine

Freddy Krueger Creator Wes Craven Loves Birds

He’s more than the master of movie mayhem and the mastermind behind the terrifying A Nightmare On Elm Street. This Hollywood director is also a nature lover.  
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Audubon Magazine

Improving Stopover Habitat for Birds

A joint effort between Audubon and The Nature Conservancy aims to improve rest stops for migrating songbirds.
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Out of the Shadows: Black Swifts, North America's Most Mysterious Birds

Whether exploring dark, wet caves in Colorado or crossing paths with Montana's grizzlies, a dedicated band of scientists and volunteers is determined to solve the mystery of one of the most elusive birds on earth. 
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Joining Forces to Save the Snowy Plover

Two determined Southern California biologists are on a mission to save one of our cutest, and most besieged, birds. Joggers, surfers, and dogs had better watch out.
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Audubon Magazine

In North Dakota, Multicultural Families Learn About Birds

After-school programs and a new park introduce Fargo's ethnic families to the birdlife that shares their state. 
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Audubon Magazine

Fighting to Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper From Extinction In Five Years

So rare and cute. The spoon-billed sandpiper blends fantasy with tragedy. In a scramble to get the word out, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology captured the first-ever high-definition video of the bird, which numbers barely 300. Audubon has the story.
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Audubon Magazine

Prothonotary Warblers in the Okefenokee Swamp

A National Wildlife Refuge was set aside to protect a Georgia and Florida swamp.
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Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching

Ten awesome places to catch one of nature's greatest spectacles.
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Audubon View

Audubon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are teaming up to protect priority bird species. 
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Audubon Magazine

Puffins: Clowns of the Sea

Whether they live along the Pacific or the Atlantic coast, puffins are unique seabirds.
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Editor's Note

Beach battle rages on; black swifts' uncertain future; presidential candidates keep mum.
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Cape Hatteras's Beach Birds

When parts of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore get busy, the array of shorebirds using it might as well be crossing a highway.
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Audubon Magazine

Chimney Swift Towers Go Up in Minnesota

Johnny Herr, an Eagle Scout from Minneapolis, builds bird boxes with Audubon. 
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The Unmistakable Cry of the Steller's Jay

Shipwrecked in what is now Alaska, George Wilhelm Steller named three new bird species in the 1740s.
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Audubon Magazine

War Rages on Cape Hatteras

The Interior Department has pledged to put wildlife before recreation in our national parks, but on a North Carolina national seashore, it’s letting off-road vehicles run amok, imperiling birds and people.
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Audubon Magazine

Excerpt: When Women Were Birds

A renowned memoirist and conservationist reflects on Wangari Maathai, a force for  nature and social justice.
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Audubon Magazine

The Puffin Man

A project that began modestly on a small island in Maine is today helping to save seabirds all over the world.
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Audubon Magazine

Housing Development Could Threaten Arizona’s San Pedro River

Development could pull water from a critical migratory bird stopover site.
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Audubon Magazine

A Mail Ma'am's Mission to Protect Bluebirds

A Virginia letter carrier has turned her route into a haven for nesting eastern bluebirds.
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