Birds

Are Fireworks Dangerous to Birds?

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Illustration by Olaf Hajek
Illustration by John James Audubon
Illustration by Olaf Hajek
Illustration by Noah Woods
Illustration by Noah Woods
Photograph by Joel Sartore

It may be survival of the sleekest for Nebraska cliff swallows.

Photograph by Joel Sartore

Scientists are investigating how bird populations on Pacific islands affect forest health.

Photograph by Joel Sartore
Photograph by Tufts Wildlife Clinic

An X-ray revealed a large lead fishing jig inside this dead loon.

Photograph by Eric Lipschutz

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center sits within easy reach of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Illustration by Mike Reagan
Photograph by Charles Page

Dunlins flock near the shore of Bohai Bay.

Photograph by Jan van de Kam

With a strong push for economic growth and infrastructure
development, China and South Korea are rushing to convert
the Yellow Sea’s mudflats to ports, industrial complexes,
aquaculture enclosures, and residences. The mudflats, a critical staging site for shorebirds for thousands of years, are now disappering quickly.

Photograph by Ju Yung Ki

By the time this dunlin arrived in South Korea’s Saemangeum estuary, the tidal flats were gone, transformed into a vast stretch of desert by a seawall that was built to keep out the water. Researchers and conservationists are racing to prevent similar large-scale disasters elsewhere in the Yellow Sea, where millions of migrating birds stop over, even as its mudflats continue to be filled in for development.

Write a Caption For this Photo: Gulls

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Hints at Release of Obama

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Martin Harvey/Corbis

The City Blackbird and the Country Blackbird

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Buena Vista Images/Getty Images
Left map: National Audubon Society, Right map: Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, http://phenology.cr.usgs.gov/get_data_1km.php

Map 1. Breeding distribution of Broad-tailed Hummingbird (left) coincides with the start of the growing season (right) in that landscape. 

Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2007) IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007.

Figure 1.  Historic changes in temperature, sea level, and snow cover.