Birds

Audubon Magazine

Improving Stopover Habitat for Birds

A joint effort between Audubon and The Nature Conservancy aims to improve rest stops for migrating songbirds.
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Audubon Magazine

Out of the Shadows: Black Swifts, North America's Most Mysterious Birds

Whether exploring dark, wet caves in Colorado or crossing paths with Montana's grizzlies, a dedicated band of scientists and volunteers is determined to solve the mystery of one of the most elusive birds on earth. 
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Audubon Magazine

Joining Forces to Save the Snowy Plover

Two determined Southern California biologists are on a mission to save one of our cutest, and most besieged, birds. Joggers, surfers, and dogs had better watch out.
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Audubon Magazine

In North Dakota, Multicultural Families Learn About Birds

After-school programs and a new park introduce Fargo's ethnic families to the birdlife that shares their state. 
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Audubon Magazine

Fighting to Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper From Extinction In Five Years

So rare and cute. The spoon-billed sandpiper blends fantasy with tragedy. In a scramble to get the word out, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology captured the first-ever high-definition video of the bird, which numbers barely 300. Audubon has the story.
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Audubon Magazine

Prothonotary Warblers in the Okefenokee Swamp

A National Wildlife Refuge was set aside to protect a Georgia and Florida swamp.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching

Ten awesome places to catch one of nature's greatest spectacles.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

Audubon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are teaming up to protect priority bird species. 
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Audubon Magazine

Puffins: Clowns of the Sea

Whether they live along the Pacific or the Atlantic coast, puffins are unique seabirds.
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Audubon Magazine

Editor's Note

Beach battle rages on; black swifts' uncertain future; presidential candidates keep mum.
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Audubon Magazine

Cape Hatteras's Beach Birds

When parts of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore get busy, the array of shorebirds using it might as well be crossing a highway.
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Audubon Magazine

Chimney Swift Towers Go Up in Minnesota

Johnny Herr, an Eagle Scout from Minneapolis, builds bird boxes with Audubon. 
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Audubon Magazine

The Unmistakable Cry of the Steller's Jay

Shipwrecked in what is now Alaska, George Wilhelm Steller named three new bird species in the 1740s.
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Audubon Magazine

War Rages on Cape Hatteras

The Interior Department has pledged to put wildlife before recreation in our national parks, but on a North Carolina national seashore, it’s letting off-road vehicles run amok, imperiling birds and people.
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Audubon Magazine

Excerpt: When Women Were Birds

A renowned memoirist and conservationist reflects on Wangari Maathai, a force for  nature and social justice.
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Audubon Magazine

The Puffin Man

A project that began modestly on a small island in Maine is today helping to save seabirds all over the world.
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Audubon Magazine

Housing Development Could Threaten Arizona’s San Pedro River

Development could pull water from a critical migratory bird stopover site.
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Audubon Magazine

A Mail Ma'am's Mission to Protect Bluebirds

A Virginia letter carrier has turned her route into a haven for nesting eastern bluebirds.
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Audubon Magazine

DIY: Build a Bluebird Box

With a few tools and materials, you can make a home for bluebirds in your backyard. 
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Audubon Magazine

Freeze Frame: Gray Catbird, Caught In the Act

A gray catbird makes a surprise appearance during a Baltimore oriole photo shoot. 
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Audubon Magazine

Talking Birds With Jane Alexander

For this Tony-winning actress, avian conservation is a big part of being a birder.  
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Audubon Magazine

Making Airspace for Birds and Planes

When birds and aircraft collide, it can be disastrous. Fortunately, a combination of common sense, cutting-edge technology, and a bit of bird knowledge is making the skies safer for all.  
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Audubon Magazine

Bird Dad Awards: The Innovative, the Endearing, and the Less-Than-Admirable

These guys employ many different strategies for raising their young.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

If Shell Oil has its way and drilling proceeds in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, rich bird habitat and nurseries could suffer the consequences of a spill.
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Audubon Magazine

Art Aims to Protect Birds from Glass

College students design films to prevent birds from crashing into windows.
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Audubon Magazine

Birds that Perish During Migration are the Stuff of Education

The fate of migrating birds a century ago can teach us plenty right now.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon View

Major wind developers have pledged to voluntarily incorporate bird-friendly guidelines in the construction of new wind energy projects and to modify existing turbines. 
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Audubon Magazine

Small Miracles: The Wonder of Birds' Nests

They’re intricate, involved creations, built of everything from mud and twigs to nails and window screens. Here’s a look at birds’ nests like you’ve never seen these miniature masterpieces before.
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Audubon Magazine

The Amazing Diversity of Pigeons

Studying pigeon genetics could offer insight into how various traits have evolved in wild birds. 
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Audubon Magazine

Birding by Zipline

Clipping into a zipline and flying through the canopy of a West Virginia hardwood forest gives thrill seekers a decidedly different perspective on their favorite birds. 
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