Audubon Magazine January - February 2015

A Very Bad Plan
Advocacy

A Very Bad Plan

The Nicaraguan government, in league with a Chinese company, wants to dredge a massive canal through one of the world’s richest, most biodiverse regions. What could possibly go wrong?

Pulling North America's Loons Back from the Brink
Climate-Threatened Birds

Pulling North America's Loons Back from the Brink

Restoring a national icon takes luck, patience, and more than a little guile. The backing of a billionaire helps quite a bit, too.

Reimagining the Southern Caracara
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Southern Caracara

Street artist L7m spray paints a wall of art.

8 Great Winter Birding Trails
Travel

8 Great Winter Birding Trails

Where to find North America's great diversity of wintertime birds.

Raising Dinos From the Dead
Ancient History

Raising Dinos From the Dead

Two artists reconstruct ancient creatures based on fossils.

Rescuing the Rufa
Threatened Species

Rescuing the Rufa

As climate change ups the stakes for all birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the rufa Red Knot as threatened.

Aral Spring
Revival

Aral Spring

After years of devastation, the wetlands near a once-magnificent Central Asian lake are showing signs of life.

Love in the Air
Science

Love in the Air

Even in the bird world, romance can get messy.

To Good Health
Audubon In Action

To Good Health

Here are some facts and figures on North America’s only two eagle species.

Open Season
Energy

Open Season

With the unlocking of northern Mexico’s vast fuel deposits, there’s trouble on the horizon for wildlife.

David Attenborough Shows His Wisdom, But Never His Age
Legend

David Attenborough Shows His Wisdom, But Never His Age

The James Bond of wildlife broadcasting still does his own stunts to bring nature to your living room (or mobile device).

Welcome to Birding Without Borders
Birding Without Borders

Welcome to Birding Without Borders

Can one “bird nerd,” with little more than a backpack and a spotting scope, crush the round-the-world Big Year record?

Coming Attractions: Winter 2015
Audubon In Action

Events For Bird Lovers Across The Country: January-February 2015

Coming attractions from the Audubon network and beyond.

Fly Like an Eagle
Letter From The Editor

Fly Like an Eagle

FlightMap takes conservation to new heights.

Saving Louisiana
Audubon View

Saving Louisiana

It’s time for all of us to get involved, no matter where we live.