Audubon Magazine July-August 2014

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Night-migrating songbirds fall from the sky when they collide with urban buildings. Some cities are switching off the lights to boost the birds’ chances of safe passage. 

Gathering Waters

Gathering Waters

To steward the Mississippi River, Jaime Thibodeaux brings together a community.

Bound by Tradition

Bound by Tradition

In Peru, a festival that celebrates the Andean Condor could be hastening its demise.

A Bird Flies Into a Bar
Culture

A Bird Flies Into a Bar

In Norway’s latest melodrama, there are fewer tears, more tweets.

How to Keep Birds Off Poisonous Ponds

How to Keep Birds Off Poisonous Ponds

Laser technology might succeed where noise-making air cannons have not. 

King Bird
Birding

King Bird

Neil Hayward spent most of 2013 crisscrossing the continent on a quest to see as many bird species as he could in a calendar year. When it was all over, he’d seen more than anyone–ever–and broken the Big Year record.

New Trade Agreements Gut Environmental Protections

New Trade Agreements Gut Environmental Protections

Deals affecting U.S. neighbors to the east and west make the case that corporations are countries, too.

Duck Dynasty
Dispatch

Duck Dynasty

Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Going Deep

Going Deep

Gannets are the bird world’s Olympians, capable of plunging a hundred feet through the air, then slicing through the ocean to chase down fish. 

Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen

The literary giant and naturalist wrote more than 30 books as well as numerous magazine articles, including for Audubon. A friend and writer shares his memories of the author's later years.

Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

UAVs are poised to revolutionize ecology and even save scientists’ lives.

The Roseate Spoonbill Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The Roseate Spoonbill Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Artist Hanoch Piven reimagines John James Audubon's classic painting from 'Birds of America'.

Editor's Note: Case Sensitive

It was time to determine a single Audubon style.