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

Why Dippers Dip

Bobbing in turbulent water helps conceal this bird from predators. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Project Tracks Oystercatchers to Save Them

Wildlife biologists are on the trail of a much-beloved beach bird, trying to get a fix on where it spends the off-season. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Eight Great Fall Birding Trails

Autumn migration season is here. Millions of birds are on the wing, covering thousands of miles across oceans and continents. Grab your favorite field guide and hit the road to see one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again

Two hundred miles north of Los Angeles, windswept Owens Lake was the victim of one of the most audacious water grabs in the history of the American West. Now it is the site of one of its most innovative restorations—resurrecting a critical pit stop for migrating birds.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Bill to Ban Lead Ammunition Could Protect California Condors

California outlaws lead ammo to safeguard an iconic bird.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

Gorgeous, photo-filled book highlights endangered, often unknown, birds.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

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