Birds

Audubon Magazine

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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Mission of Mercy

A routine jog leads to a chance encounter with an injured northern gannet—and a determined effort to set things right.
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A Crow Never Forgets

The remarkable birds, like us, can remember people's faces. 
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The Tale of a Northern Flicker Family Captured on Film

The grand-prize winner of our fourth annual Photo Awards got the perfect shot with patience—and a specific image in mind.
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Swallows at the End of the World

Researchers in South America are learning more about a mysterious Chilean bird. 
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Wasps’ Nest Ideal Place for One Bird to Lay Its Eggs

The Violaceous Trogon devours some of the stinging insects before digging a cavity.
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The Race to Save the Rusty Blackbird

Citizen scientists try to help a bird on the brink.
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Cranes on the Platte River

Between February and April, more than half a million sandhill cranes gather on the PLatte River in central Nebraska, staging for a journey that ends as far north as eastern Siberia.
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Is a Winter Haven for Migratory Birds

A variety of avian species inhabit the mixture of cypress swamp and pineland.
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2012 Bird Madness Winner: American Kestrel

Meet the champ of our second annual people’s choice competition
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Memories of Long-Ago Birds

For Audubon’s field editor, these recollections enrich his birdwatching and his being
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The Man Who Saves Cranes

At forty years and counting, celebrated ornithologist George Archibald’s global crusade to protect cranes still has the wind beneath its wings. 
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