Birds

Silvia Reiche/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures/Corbis

The eye of a Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

Audubon Magazine

Eye-opening New Research Helps Us Understand How Birds Communicate

One species of bird is proving that eyes provide not only a window to the soul, but also an effective means of warding off unwelcome nest competitors.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Top 100 Images from the 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards

From the poles to the tropics, an array of arresting photos of birds around the globe.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Shell Scraps Plans to Drill in Arctic Waters in 2014

Legal obstacles and financial troubles compel the oil company to abandon exploration this summer, and possibly for good.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Purple gallinule, by Susan Davis

Great blue heron, by Michael Libbe

Purple gallinule, by Susan Davis

Great blue heron, by Michael Libbe

Audubon Magazine

Nature Photography: Objectivity, Manipulation, and Ethics

From stitching together images to baiting wildlife subjects, what's acceptable when it comes to nature photography?
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Diplomat by Day, Birding Fanatic Around the Clock

Peter Kaestner takes Audubon's Christmas Bird Count tradition all the way to Afghanistan.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Peter Kaestner

Peter Kaestner, U.S. senior civilian representative, takes a moment to admire some of the native tumbleweed in Afghanistan.

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