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Audubon Magazine

Research Sheds New Light on Passenger Pigeon Extinction

Natural fluctuations may explain how a species that once numbered in the billions went extinct.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

Claudio Bacinello’s safari yields a well-timed photo.  
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Audubon Magazine

13 Memories of Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

Exactly a century ago, the last Passenger Pigeon died. Here are some memories—and tips for how to celebrate—Martha’s life.
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Audubon Magazine

One, Two, 3.79 million: How Many Penguins Are There?

A recent study found that Adélie Penguin populations are increasing, but that doesn’t mean the birds aren’t still threatened by climate change.
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Help Wildlife by Sharing the Beach

Nolan Gould and Danielle Soibelman show how you can keep the beach safe for birds and other wildlife.
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Audubon Magazine

Do Magpies Really Covet Diamonds?

A new study confirms what experts have believed for a long time—there’s no evidence magpies adore shiny things.
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Audubon Magazine

Bird's Eye View: California Condors Soar Back from the Brink

Following the birth of Utah's first California Condor chick, here's a status update on the condor reintroduction effort. 
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Snowy Owl

Mark Williams braves extreme weather in pursuit of a stunning shot.  
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Audubon Magazine

How a Woodpecker Bangs Without Brain Damage

The woodpecker’s ability to protect its head may help engineers build safer cars. 
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Galápagos Penguin

Joseph Tepper gets up close and personal with a rare species. 
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Audubon Magazine

Collateral Damage

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. 
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Carolina Chickadee

Linda Hoopes gets to know a playful chickadee. 
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Audubon Magazine

Bound by Tradition

In Peru, a festival that celebrates the Andean Condor could be hastening its demise.
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Audubon Magazine

Robotic Raptors to the Rescue

3-D printed robotic replicas of the eagles and falcons may actually save flocks of smaller birds from harm. Here's how. 
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Audubon Magazine

Do Birds Prefer Suburbia?

A new book has led to some confusion as to whether suburbs are the best bird habitat. Here are 7 reasons why nature still trumps sprawl. 
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Help Birds Avoid a Deadly Collision

The Office’s Kate Flannery explains how your actions can keep birds from window strikes.
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Audubon Magazine

How to Keep Birds Off Poisonous Ponds

Laser technology might succeed where noise-making air cannons have not. 
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Audubon Magazine

What Does 'Bird-Safe Glass' Even Mean?

From football stadiums to your own kitchen window, here's your guide to bird-safe glass.
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Audubon Magazine

9 Brand New Birds That Are Already Threatened

A recent taxonomic review identified 361 new bird species—and a quarter of them are threatened.
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Audubon Magazine

Why Should Birders Be Worried About the New Vikings Stadium?

Minnesota's pro football team just announced that they won’t use bird-safe glass on its new window-heavy stadium. Here’s what you need to know about the decision.
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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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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Mute Swan

Patrick Dennen snaps a sleepy cygnet.
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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Burrowing Owl

Kurt Wecker lies in wait for an elusive owl.
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Audubon Magazine

Photo of the Day: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The light falls just right in Melanie Gloster’s backyard.
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Audubon Magazine

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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Audubon Magazine

Illustrated Aviary: Yellow-Throated Warbler

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