Birds

Audubon Magazine

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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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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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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Audubon View

Audubon launches a new effort to save the Southwest's rivers.
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Roseate Spoonbills Send Warning Signs About the Florida Everglades

Decades after they staged a major comeback from plume hunting, one of the world’s most bizarre and beautiful birds is struggling in South Florida. Does this spell trouble for the entire Everglades ecosystem?
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What Happens When Seabirds Drink Saltwater?

From albatrosses to penguins, marine birds have built-in desalination systems.
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Saving Species on the Brink

Three success stories show just how far we’ll go to protect birds from extinction. 
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Why Do We Never See Baby Pigeons?

They do exist, but you have to know where to look.
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Audubon Priority Bird: American Oystercatcher

The aptly named shorebird uses its bright bill to dine on shellfish.
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What Do Birds Do for Us?

Some might not realize the tangible value of birds, but it would be foolish to underestimate how tough life would be without them.
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Tracking Birds to Stop the Spread of Disease

Innovative new programs detect outbreaks faster than ever before. 
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Engineers Mimic Birds’ Blue Hues

Studying feathers informs everything from eco-friendly dyes to technological advances.
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The Gift of Caring for Baby Hummingbirds

One writer learns that this task is anything but a burden. 
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Birds Matter Because They Do

The intrinsic value of these creatures is incalculable. 
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Whatever Happened to the Marsh Hawk and Sparrow Hawk?

A look at how birds’ names change over time.
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The Amazing Brainpower of Birds

Few animals have taught neuroscience more than songbirds.
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Birds as Pollution Detectors

Common species help scientists recognize toxins, measure mercury levels, and more.
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Birds for Every Season

What, one man wonders, could be more important than watching birds?
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Rufous Hummingbirds Turning Up in Unusual Places

Is climate change the reason, or are birders just paying closer attention?
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An Osprey’s Amazing Migration From Colombia to Jamaica Bay

Tracking one bird to South America and back.
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Why Do Birds Matter?

From authors to ornithologists, avian enthusiasts share their thoughts.
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