Environment

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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Project Puffin - 40 Years of Seabird Restoration

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Learn about how Project Puffin came to restore the charismatic Atlantic Puffin to the coast of Maine, and celebrate their 40th anniversary.

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Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Billfish, Sharks, and Tuna

What's good for protecting some species from longlines can lead to disaster for others.
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Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Turtles

Many sea turtles die each year from longline fishing, but circle hooks and buoy gear help protect loggerheads and leatherbacks.
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Bye-bye Golf Courses, Hello Nature Preserves

The Great Recession had at least one silver lining for wildlife: Golf courses are being turned into natural protected places. 
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Excerpt: The Wild Duck Chase

A glimpse inside the odd and inspiring Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
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Steve Kress with Puffling

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Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

LADWP water pumps in the Owens Lake dust control project.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A pair of eared grebes.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Owens Lake, at the base of the Inyo Mountains, covers nearly 100 square miles. The lakebed is crisscrossed by a grid of driveable dikes that hide hundreds of miles of pipeline.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Keeler, California use to be bustling mining and railroad town of 2,000. Now around 50 residents live there.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

An American avocet and western sandpipers along the shore of Owen's Lake.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

California Gulls lounging around a sprinkler head in the south end of Owen's Lake.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Owens River water flows into lake wetlands.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A front yard art in Keeler, California. A small town bordering Owen's Lake, it was once a bustling mining and railroad town of 2,000. Now around 50 residents live there.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A flock of American avocets.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

A flock of American avocets.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

Highway 136, which runs along the lake's eastern shore.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

American avocets find refuge in the lake's shallows.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Water fro the Los Angeles aqueduct gushes out of the pipes to fill the dry lakebed.

Photograph by Rosalie Winard

Owens Lake, at the base of the Inyo Mountains, covers nearly 100 square miles. The lakebed is crisscrossed by a grid of driveable dikes that hide hundreds of miles of pipeline.

Photograph by Joel Sartore and Mike Kemp/Corbis