Birds

Birds

Night-migrating songbirds fall from the sky when they collide with urban buildings. Some cities are switching off the lights to boost the birds' chances of safe passage. 

Birds

Neil Hayward spent most of 2013 crisscrossing the continent on a quest to see as many bird species as he could in a calendar year. When it was all over, he'd seen more than anyone-ever-and broken the Big Year record.

Birds

Green Heron numbers seem to be declining in recent years, and no one is sure just why. Now a trove of nests uncovered in a Louisiana marsh could help scientists solve the mystery.

Birds

Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Birds

Gannets are the bird world's Olympians, capable of plunging a hundred feet through the air, then slicing through the ocean to chase down fish. 

Birds

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."

Audubon Magazine

Clues to Conserving the Golden Eagle Hidden in Its DNA

Sequencing the raptor’s genome reveals new insights into protecting it from wind turbines and other threats.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Clever Galapagos Finches Use Cotton to Thwart Bugs

If you give a Darwin’s finch a cotton ball infused with insecticide, it will use that piece of fluff as a weapon to combat parasites.  
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Editor's Note: Don’t Be a Passenger

Learning the lessons of a long-ago extinction.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Gazillion Reasons Migratory Birds Rock

In honor of International Migratory Bird Day this weekend we’ve rounded up gobs of good reads about these incredible long-distance travelers.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Walking With Penguins

With her shepherd’s crook made of rebar, researcher “Hurricane Dee” Boersma still rules—and Argentina’s Magellanic penguins still follow.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Great Horned Owl

On the third night, Hector Astorga gets his reward.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

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