Audubon Magazine July-August 2013

Growing Healthy Yards For Birds

Growing Healthy Yards For Birds

An Epcot garden teaches visitors about bird-friendly yards.

Swallows Evolve for Life Near the Road

Swallows Evolve for Life Near the Road

Sleeker wings help Nebraska swallows avoid deadly traffic.

Swift Approach

Swift Approach

Huge crowds flock to a Portland school to watch thousands of Vaux’s swifts funnel into a makeshift roost.

Birds May Help Forests Stay Cool

Birds May Help Forests Stay Cool

Missing birds may mean warmer forests for Guam.

Old Faithful Reveals New Secrets

Old Faithful Reveals New Secrets

A hidden chamber below the geyser may drive its iconic eruptions.

Prairie Tales

Prairie Tales

An Audubon educator connects kids and prairie dogs. 

Pelican Conservation Goes High Tech

Pelican Conservation Goes High Tech

Tracking pelicans from Minnesota marshes to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Birds, Unleaded

Birds, Unleaded

Audubon groups in Maine and California wage a battle against deadly lead.

The Illustrated Aviary: Great Egret

The Illustrated Aviary: Great Egret

Reimagining John James Audubon's "Birds of North America"

Clowning Around

Clowning Around

A clownfish “dance” keeps anemones healthy. 

Repurposing Waste to Create Art

Repurposing Waste to Create Art

An Arizona artist makes everything from clothes to sculptures from recycled materials.

Wine or Wildlife?

Wine or Wildlife?

As the world warms, vineyards could move into wildlife habitat.

Bees Get a Buzz from Caffeine

Bees Get a Buzz from Caffeine

Caffeine-laced nectar improves pollinators' memory.

Biofuel from Stomach Bugs

Biofuel from Stomach Bugs

Researchers are transforming gut microbes into biodiesel-making factories.

Safer Waters for Sharks

Safer Waters for Sharks

Masters of the underwater universe for millions of years, the much-persecuted shark may finally have a fighting chance thanks to friends in surprising places.

Stemming the Tide of Shorebird Losses

Stemming the Tide of Shorebird Losses

With migrations that can span thousands of miles, Pacific shorebirds are among nature’s most amazing aerialists. But without crucial stopover habitat along their way, they could be doomed.

Saving North America’s Tallest Bird

Saving North America’s Tallest Bird

Whooping crane recovery is one of conservation’s great successes, but suddenly there are new and frightening threats.

8 Great Summer Birding Trails
Travel

8 Great Summer Birding Trails

Audubon’s guide to unforgettable trips that wend through charming towns and rural outposts while also connecting the dots between many Important Bird Areas.