Birds

Audubon Magazine

King Bird

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.
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The Green Big Year

Dorian Anderson is on a one-year mission to see as many birds as he can — by bike.
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Photo of the Day: Mute Swan

Patrick Dennen snaps a sleepy cygnet.
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An Unusual Duet with One of Nature's Best-Camouflaged Birds

The Common Potoo inspires a musician. Plus: Can you find the hidden bird in this video?
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A Trove of Green Heron Nests Might Just Be Treasure

The discovery of a near-record number of nests in a Louisiana marsh could help scientists understand the elusive bird's seeming decline.
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Duck Dynasty

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

Kurt Wecker lies in wait for an elusive owl.
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Photo of the Day: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The light falls just right in Melanie Gloster’s backyard.
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Going Deep

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. 
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Illustrated Aviary: Yellow-Throated Warbler

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."
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What It'd Take to Build a Human-sized Robin's Nest

Robins may make the work look easy, but in human terms it's one monumental project.
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Chernobyl’s Radiation Seems to Be Robbing Birds of Their Sperm

New study could shed light on how nuclear disasters affect birds.
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Flashy Feathers AND a Great Song? Yep, It's Possible After All

New study challenges long-held belief that birds only have one flashy trait.
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Case History

The long and torturous tale of how a style guide came to be.
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Photo of the Day: Peregrine Falcon

Will Sooter captures a familiar friend in flight.
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Photo of the Day: Great Egret

Tara Tanaka waits days for the perfect shot.
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Photo of the Day: Bohemian Waxwing

Laure Neish's fortuitous timing pays off.
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Advice to Hungry Vulture: Arrive Early and Bring Friends

The first scavenger to gather its buddies around a carcass reigns supreme in Kenya.
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Find a Baby Bird Out of the Nest? Here’s What to Do

This clever chart has the low-down on what to do when you find a chick that flew the coop too early.  
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Photo of the Day: Brown Pelican

Catherine Dalessio manages to get a clear photo on a cloudy day.
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Photo of the Day: Fawn-breasted Brilliant Hummingbird

Mark Thomas uses strobes to create a hummingbird silhouette.  
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The Roseate Spoonbill Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Artist Hanoch Piven reimagines John James Audubon's classic painting from 'Birds of America'.
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A Moveable Feast

Fishing vessels act like magnets for seabirds, study finds
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Plastic Ingestion Killing Shearwaters

But not for the reason you might think.
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Photo of the Day: Sword-billed Hummingbird

Mark Thomas waits patiently for the sword-billed hummingbird to feed on a flower.
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Photo of the Day: Adelie Penguins

Catherine Dalessio photographs Adelie penguins on an unstable iceberg.
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Birding Brought Them Together

A son and his difficult mother found common ground outdoors.
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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.
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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.  
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Editor's Note: Don’t Be a Passenger

Learning the lessons of a long-ago extinction.
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