Audubon Magazine Fall 2016

Eight of the Best Hawkwatch Sites in the U.S. for Photographers
Photography

Eight of the Best Hawkwatch Sites in the U.S. for Photographers

Here's where you should go to capture spectacular shots of migrating raptors in fall and spring.

Five Handy Tricks for Photographing Raptors in Flight
Tips And How-To's

Five Handy Tricks for Photographing Raptors in Flight

Not sure where to start? These quick tips will help you master the technique.

How to Photograph Raptors From a Car
Tips And How-To's

How to Photograph Raptors From a Car

If you want to get close to birds of prey, your best bet may be a mobile blind.

Three Basic Ways to Identify Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Raptors
Identification

Three Basic Ways to Identify Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Raptors

First, break them down into groups. Then you can start picking out the finer details, like size and flight.

Why We Partnered With FERN on Our Palm Oil Investigation
Letter From The Editor

Why We Partnered With FERN on Our Palm Oil Investigation

When nonprofit conservation meets nonprofit journalism, great things ensue in the magazine.

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand the Mysterious Great Gray Owl
Science

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand the Mysterious Great Gray Owl

The elusive owls live in California's Sierra Nevada and have fascinated researchers for a century, but studying them has never been easy.

In Michigan, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Vanishing Black Tern
Audubon In Action

In Michigan, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Vanishing Black Tern

To rescue the graceful marsh bird, researchers first have to solve the mystery of its dramatic decline.

An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles
Conservation

An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles

Dozens of the raptors crash White Oak Farms each winter to dine on its fields of pasture-raised poultry. With little recourse, the farmers are racing to adapt.

How Australia's Aborigines Are Using Fire to Save the Dazzling Gouldian Finch
Conservation

How Australia's Aborigines Are Using Fire to Save the Dazzling Gouldian Finch

A new burn program led by Kija rangers is helping bring back the beloved birds while delivering hope to an impoverished community.

Raising Northern Bald Ibis Chicks Requires a Lot of Cuddle Time ... and Spit
Flock Together

Raising Northern Bald Ibis Chicks Requires a Lot of Cuddle Time ... and Spit

Europe’s most endangered ibises just finished their first migration across the Alps, and they couldn’t have done it without their “foster parents.”

The Respect and Compassion Vote
Audubon View

The Respect and Compassion Vote

During a historically uncivil election season, David Yarnold, Audubon's president and CEO, says it’s time to remember what really matters.

The Most Important Bird Law in the Country Needs an Overhaul
Advocacy

The Most Important Bird Law in the Country Needs an Overhaul

One of our oldest bird regulations is due for an update—and the sooner the better.

Reimagining the California Condor
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the California Condor

Joseph Ciardiello gives North America's largest vulture the royal treatment.

As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia’s Rainforests Are Being Destroyed
Investigation

As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia’s Rainforests Are Being Destroyed

Tracts of land are being cleared to make way for palm plantations, releasing vast quantities of CO2 and giving poachers easy access to endangered Helmeted Hornbills.