Birds

Photograph by Peter Kaestner

Horned larks are present year-round in the U.S., but can also be found on the opposite side of the world. Kaestner counted 19 of them during his one-day survey in northern Afghanistan.

Photograph by Salah Baazizi
Photograph by Tom Murphy/National Geographic Creative
Photograph by John Stanmeyer/VII
Audubon Magazine

Why Birds Attacked the Pope’s Peace Doves

Avian Expert and Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman discusses Sunday's assault.  
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Big Win for Arctic Wildlife

U.S. court rejects offshore oil leases in Arctic waters.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Roger Strand, courtesy of the Wood Duck Society

A one-day-old wood duck chick.

Audubon Magazine

Incredible Videos Reveal Birds’ Flight Paths

An artist offers a whole new way of visualizing how birds and other animals move.  
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Courtesy of Fold the Flock
Photograph by Matthew Studebaker
Photograph by Matthew Studebaker
Audubon Magazine

In a Reversal of Roles, Fish Eats Birds

African tiger fish goes to great heights to prey on barn swallows.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
From Here to Ear installation for The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Lyndon Douglas.
Installation for The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, 2010. Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Photo©AFP/Getty Images
Audubon Magazine

India’s Kite Flying Proves Fatal to Birds

Regulations on one of India's favorite sports comes just in time for festival season.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Video: Zebra Finches Play Electric Guitars

Watch these birds play human instruments at Peabody Essex Museum.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Jason Paluck/Flickr Creative Commons
Photograph by Meena Kadri/Flickr Creative Commons

To make manja, a kite maker first coats cotton thread with a mixture consisting primarily of powdered glass and glue. He then runs over the sharp string with pink or gray dye.

Photograph by Anurag Agnihotri/Flickr Creative Commons
Photograph by Charles Chessler
Photograph by Charles Chessler
Photograph by Matt Carr
Photograph by Christopher Adler

Black-winged Stilt. Ban Pak Thale, Petchaburi Province, Thailand

 

"My wife and I were completing a 10-day birding excursion through western Thailand with an early morning stop at the salt pans of Pak Thale," says Christopher Adler. "We had observed a spoon-billed sandpiper in the salt pans the previous two mornings, and had hoped for one last look. While slogging along muddy embankments I was struck by the serene pose of this sole black-winged stilt, reflected in the glassy salt water."