Birds

Audubon Magazine

Swallows Evolve for Life Near the Road

Sleeker wings help Nebraska swallows avoid deadly traffic.
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Audubon Magazine

Swift Approach

Huge crowds flock to a Portland school to watch thousands of Vaux’s swifts funnel into a makeshift roost.
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Birds May Help Forests Stay Cool

Missing birds may mean warmer forests for Guam.
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How Bar-Headed Geese Fly Over the Himalayas

Researchers outfit high-flying birds with backpacks to figure out how they migrate over the planet’s tallest mountains. 
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Pelican Conservation Goes High Tech

Tracking pelicans from Minnesota marshes to the Gulf of Mexico. 
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Birds, Unleaded

Audubon groups in Maine and California wage a battle against deadly lead.
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The Illustrated Aviary: Great Egret

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America."
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Excerpt: Living on the Wind

Follow a myriad of migrants on their winged journeys. 
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Review: Imperial Dreams

Navigating deep canyons and dodging drug traffickers on a quest to find the largest woodpecker ever known
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In Search of the Imperial Woodpecker

A famous author and a renowned birder team up to seek the world’s largest woodpecker, the legendary pitoreal.
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Bird Outsmarts Impersonators with Secret Language

A family password helps ensure that fairy-wrens feed their offspring—not the cuckoos snuck into their nests. 
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Stemming the Tide of Shorebird Losses

With migrations that can span thousands of miles, Pacific shorebirds are among nature’s most amazing aerialists. But without crucial stopover habitat along their way, they could be doomed.
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Audubon Magazine

Saving North America’s Tallest Bird

Whooping crane recovery is one of conservation’s great successes, but suddenly there are new and frightening threats.
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Are Fireworks Dangerous to Birds?

The boom, crackle, and flash of fireworks on the 4th of July may not be as delightful to wildlife as they are to us.
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Audubon Magazine

Lights Out Is a Turn-on for Birds

Programs across the continent help protect birds from colliding with buildings.
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The Greatest Bird Rescue Ever

Thousands volunteered to help oiled penguins.
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Birds Act as Peacekeepers in Conflict-plagued Israel and Palestine

Israeli zoologist and birder Yossi Leshem helped organize a trans-boundary birding project that benefits both birds and people.
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Quail Use Camouflage to Protect Their Eggs

The art of strategic egg-laying.
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Frank Chapman and the Solitaire

The Christmas Bird Count founder's favorite bird call.
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Audubon Priority Bird: Roseate Spoonbill

The unmistakable "flame bird" is one of North America's most unusual looking waders.
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Turn Your Yard into a Hummingbird Spectacular

Make smart plant choices and, with a little bit of work, your backyard can host these tiny miracles (and help scientists save them).
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Remarkably Curious and Intelligent, Crows and Ravens Deserve a Closer Look

A new book offers a close look at the lives of these wonderfully smart, charismatic birds.
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Audubon Magazine

Night Lights May Affect Urban Birds

Birds exposed to artificial light in cities get an early start to mating season.
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A Comeback for the Passenger Pigeon?

A new project aims bring a famous bird back from extinction.
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What Makes Bird Vision So Cool

They use their right and left eyes differently. Some may sleep on the wing. They may even be able to see the earth's magnetic field. Welcome to the amazing world of bird vision.
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Hummingbirds See Red

Red flowers and feeders are rich sources of food for hummingbirds, but it turns out that it's the nectar, not the color that makes the most difference.
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Drones Help Track Nests

Researchers use robots to survey and conserve breeding water birds.
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The Healing Power of Birds

A Toyota TogetherGreen fellow uses stuffed animals and birdfeeders to treat people with dementia.
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Audubon Magazine

The Willow Ptarmigan's Silly Sounds

It's hard not to smile when you hear this bird.
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Umbrella Species: Greater Sage Grouse

Protecting the West's sagebrush landscape goes way beyond merely protecting the greater sage-grouse. 
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