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

Video: Penguin Painter Creates a Masterpiece

Watch as Audubon Aquarium penguin, Kohl, creates a painting in support of the Super Bowl XLVIII hopefuls New Orleans Saints.  
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Birds Can Smell, and One Scientist is Leading the Charge to Prove It

For more than a century nearly everyone believed birds sense of smell was poorly developed or nonexistent. They were wrong.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Protections Increase for Migratory Birds in the Caribbean

Whimbrel deaths prompt lawmakers to tighten restrictions.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Birds Use Their Sixth Sense to Land on Water

To avoid crash landings, birds employ their ability to sense magnetic fields.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

How to Identify Gulls

Black, white, gray... how do you sort them all out?
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Snowy Owls: Bird Expert Kenn Kaufman Answers 12 Questions

Find out if the birds are born white, why their vocalizations are different from other owls', and more.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

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