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The Tequila Industry: A Model for Conservation?

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The Mayor's Birds

Kampala's storks are a key to the city's waste disposal
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Internet Crows Cracked Nuts Two Centuries Ago

An email with a link to a sensational web video buzzed around the Audubon magazine office last week. The clip featured crows in Japan dropping nuts into a busy intersection, waiting for them to be crushed by cars, then retrieving the bits. Some editors were skeptical and I was assigned to investigate. What I found is fascinating; what is now known as “avian prey-dropping behavior” was first documented by a 19th century London banker-turned-ornithologist named Howard Saunders.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

An Urban Birder

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Airports Order Up Bird Radars

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Tracking Rhinos

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary lets you get up close and personal with Uganda's only rhinos.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The (Not So) Simple Life

Making ends meet in northern Uganda.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Obama Administration Halts Bush

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

A Suitcase Full of Puffins

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The Inauguration: Best Foot Forward

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

My Own Close Call Over the Hudson

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

All Swamped Out

Swamps are great for wildlife, but it gives home to one critter no one wants.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

My Husband Loves Me

Ugandans use bicycles so much, they even become gifts of love.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Shade Coffee Gets Even Better

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

New Year, New Diet: Become a Climatarian

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Obama tourists swarm a land of disappearing forest birds

“I am Obama’s brother!” a stranger shouted to me through the open window of a matatu (small bus) as I was crossing the lush countryside of western Kenya. That was 2006. According to a New York Times article this week, cars in western Kenya “now sport bumper stickers with statements like ‘Obama, first cousin.’” Kenya has claimed America’s president-elect as its own, and the badge is revitalizing tourism, which plummeted following the gruesome riots during the country’s elections last December. Kogelo, the village where Obama’s father grew up, has become a hot ticket on Kenya’s tourist trail, according to the Times article. But there is another reason to visit the region: Kakamega Rainforest. Home to more than 400 species of birds and five types of monkeys, Kakamega is a bite-sized remnant of the vast tropical forest that once spanned the waist of Africa. The forest is being chipped away, but two guru birders aim to save it.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Paradise Lost

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Journey to Uganda

Weighing life's dangers
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The 100th Staten Island Christmas Bird Count

I do it because it is a ritual and a ritual is something you just do.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Goose Eggs May Sustain Some Polar Bears

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Caroling Coyotes

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Forever (Almost) Amber

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

New Climate Change Report: The sky isn

A new report on abrupt climate change doesn’t necessarily say the sky is falling but portrays a complex world that it is clearly undergoing great change. Some change has been wrought by humans and some seems unrelated to our presence on the planet. The Southwest may be drying up, although we didn’t necessarily do it. Greenland and Antarctica are melting; we didn’t necessarily do it but we are certainly contributing. Warm, salty currents in the Atlantic Ocean that circulate heat probably won’t collapse this century, but they could. And the catastrophic methane release some scientists have predicted is unlikely to happen anytime soon, but methane, a greenhouse gas significantly more potent than carbon dioxide, will surely continue to increase in the atmosphere.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Let it Snow!

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Christmas Bird Countdown!

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Mercury in Fish: An Agency Conflicted

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine