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Audubon Magazine

A New Day for the Nēnē

Once lost, now found: the Hawaiian goose is rediscovered on Oahu.
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Photo of the Day: Short-eared Owl

Diana Whiting documents a moth bird on the hunt.
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Photo of the Day: Tri-colored Heron

Sunrise in Sanibel offers Bill Dix the perfect photo op.
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Photo of the Day: Black Skimmer

Johann Schumacher discovers a bird that breathes fire.
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Photo of the Day: Piping Plover

Michael Milicia snaps a juvenile, still in its awkward phase.
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Photo of the Day: Rockhopper Penguin

Michael Milicia has a close encounter of the bird kind.
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Photo of the Day: Common Redpoll

Marie Read captures a flash of color in a winter portrait.
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Photo of the Day: Anna’s Hummingbird

For Rick Derevan, patience, and a beach chair, pays off.
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Tails Win

Research reveals how form meets function at a birds’ backend. 
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Photo of the Day: Pileated Woodpecker

Bob Mislan captures a father returning to the nest.
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Crows and Ravens are Masters of Self-Control

New study shows that corvids know when patience pays off.
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A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea

The 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest sustains both the wildlife within it and the rich ecosystem along its shores. So why would anyone want to clear-cut this place?
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Photograph by Eirik Johnson

Sea lions and pelagic cormorants on Inian Island.

Photograph by Eirik Johnson
Photograph by Eirik Johnson

Elfin Cove, a tiny fishing village on remote Chichagof Island. The settlement, with fewer than 30 year-round residents, is part of a billion-dollar fishery in a region that also supports abundant wildlife.

Photograph by Eirik Johnson

Silted glacial runoff flows into the marine ecosystem just west of Glacier Bay. Because it is less dense than seawater, it floats on the surface.

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Six Avian Olympic Champions

These birds could give skiers and snowboarders a run for the gold. 
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Live From Hawaii: Laysan Albatross Bird Cam

World watches as first-time parents tend to their spunky chick.
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Photograph by Cristina Rutter/Forest Preserves of Cook County
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The Big Picture on Nature's Littlest Wonders

Company aims to make macrophotography accessible to citizen scientists and schoolchildren.
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Photograph by Thomas Wiewandt

Two female Gila spotted whiptail lizards basking in sunlight.
Aspidoscelis flagellicauda, formerly known as Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus.
This is one of several all-female species of whiptails that reproduce by means of cloning (parthenogenesis).

Photograph by Pete Oxford/NPL/Minden Pictures

Coquerel's sifakas {Propithecus verreauxi coquereli} Western dry forest, Madagascar.

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Farm Bill Will Yield Benefits to Birds and Other Wildlife

Conservationists say the long-stalled legislation contains a number of victories.
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Photograph by Dylan Coker/Barcroft Media/Getty Images

NOVAYA ZEMLYA, RUSSIA - JULY 30: A hungry polar bear inching down a 100m cliff face towards nesting Brunnich's Guillemots in a desperate search for food on July 30, 2011 in Novaya Zemlya, Russia. Melting ice and a scarcity of readily available food is turning polar bears in a Russian national park into polar explorers.The amazing images were captured by veteran photographer Dylan Coker, 40, who was exploring the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Russian Arctic last month. Stunned passengers onboard a ice strengthened boat chartered by Aurora Expeditions watched as the young male polar bear risked his life scavenging for eggs along a sheer cliff face on one of the two islands that make up Ostrova Oranskie. Dylan, who is originally from California but now lives in Australia, was four days into his polar adventure when he photographed the previously undocumented spectacle. It was a really beautiful place; very foggy, cool, and serene with a sky full of squawking birds, Dylan explained. We rounded a corner and suddenly we could see this white blob at the top of some cliffs which we realised was a polar bear.Everyone on the boat was quiet, we just sat there in awe. The height that the bear was at and the sheerness of the cliff face were absolutely amazing.