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.