Audubon Magazine July-August 2012

Ecuador Won’t Drill for Oil in the Amazon—As Long as the World Pays Up
Conservation

Ecuador Won’t Drill for Oil in the Amazon—As Long as the World Pays Up

The South American country ups the ante on a unique plan to save Yasuní National Park, a haven for tropical birds.

Saving Wildlife on U.S. Roads

Saving Wildlife on U.S. Roads

Volunteers help decipher how motorways affect animals. 

Earth Almanac

Earth Almanac

Sweet summer treats; early retirement; world’s best web designer and world’s smallest owl; more.

Housing Development Could Threaten Arizona’s San Pedro River

Housing Development Could Threaten Arizona’s San Pedro River

Development could pull water from a critical migratory bird stopover site.

Chasing Dragonflies and Damselflies

Chasing Dragonflies and Damselflies

Birding and butterflying have long been popular. With the advent of easy-to-use field guides and common, colorful name

Remembering John Ogden

Remembering John Ogden

A giant's legacy.

A Mail Carrier's Mission to Protect Bluebirds
Flock Together

A Mail Carrier's Mission to Protect Bluebirds

A Virginia postal worker has turned her route into a haven for nesting eastern bluebirds.

Has One Florida Dam's Day Finally Come?

Has One Florida Dam's Day Finally Come?

Conservationists have waged a 41-year battle to free “the sweetest water-lane in the world” by tearing down an unnecessary dam. Their efforts have seemed hopeless—until now.

Green Guru: Eating Bugs

Green Guru: Eating Bugs

Insects are an eco-friendly meat alternative.

Freeze Frame: Gray Catbird, Caught In the Act

Freeze Frame: Gray Catbird, Caught In the Act

A gray catbird makes a surprise appearance during a Baltimore oriole photo shoot. 

Eels Get a Leg Up Over Dams

Eels Get a Leg Up Over Dams

Helping eels slide past dams with some PVC pipe and netting.

On Safari in Botswana
International Travel

On Safari in Botswana

Botswana is a place of almost mythic names: the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta. Our 10-day safari is your guide to turning this land of boundless beauty into your wildlife-watching dream come true.

Audubon View

Audubon View

If Shell Oil has its way and drilling proceeds in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, rich bird habitat and nurseries could suffer the consequences of a spill.

Ocean Sanctuaries Are a Boon for Fish, Seabirds, and Marine Mammals

Ocean Sanctuaries Are a Boon for Fish, Seabirds, and Marine Mammals

A chain of more than 100 Marine Protected Areas offer a safe haven for creatures from albatrosses to whales along California's 1,100-mile coastline.