Audubon Magazine Summer 2017

Windows into Another World: Take a Tour of Bird Blinds Across the Country
Observation

Windows into Another World: Take a Tour of Bird Blinds Across the Country

What compels birders to hunker down in dark, often cramped structures? An intimate view of avian lives. But as with birds, every blind has its own character—and story.

 In Chicago, Controlled Fires Are Helping to Restore Crucial Bird Habitat
Audubon In Action

In Chicago, Controlled Fires Are Helping to Restore Crucial Bird Habitat

The burns, conducted by Audubon Great Lakes and others, stave off invasive plants while spurring new growth at sites across the region.

The 'Smart Nest Box' Provides a Peek Into the Secret Lives of Birds
Science

The 'Smart Nest Box' Provides a Peek Into the Secret Lives of Birds

The high-tech nesting boxes catch feathered families on camera for science, education, and pure entertainment.

How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds
Innovation

How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, has the potential to help scientists combat invasive predators. But is tinkering with nature worth the risk?

A Close Look at the Early (and Awkward) Days of Baby City Birds
Photography

A Close Look at the Early (and Awkward) Days of Baby City Birds

As captured by a New York City photographer and wildlife-rehab volunteer.

The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate
Science

The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate

Feeding shifts are helping the seabird survive warming oceans and preserve a reliant tundra ecosystem—at least in the short term.

The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo
Flock Together

The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo

Once badly injured, the recovered bird now teaches residents of Curaçao about the importance of conservation.

Teddy or Not? How Ryan Zinke Is Failing American Conservation
Conservation

Teddy or Not? How Ryan Zinke Is Failing American Conservation

By falling short of his Rooseveltian rhetoric, the Interior Secretary is endangering his department's (and his self-proclaimed idol's) legacy.

Reimagining John James Audubon's American Flamingo
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining John James Audubon's American Flamingo

Artist Dan Winters turns the lanky wader into a 'creature of lore.'

Politicians Are Offering a False Choice Between Nature and the Economy
Audubon View

Politicians Are Offering a False Choice Between Nature and the Economy

Protecting birds and the environment doesn’t have to come at the cost of economic health and growth.

Audubon Remains Dedicated to Practicing Journalism You Can Trust
Letter From The Editor

Audubon Remains Dedicated to Practicing Journalism You Can Trust

Our commitment to rigorous reporting stretches back more than a century—and far into the future.

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners
Audubon Photography Awards

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Congratulations to the champions—and to all those who strive to share the beauty of birds.

In the Arid West, Protecting Oases Vital to Birds Requires Creative Solutions
Conservation

In the Arid West, Protecting Oases Vital to Birds Requires Creative Solutions

Like people, birds depend on water, relying on it during migration, breeding, and nesting. But increasing pressures on already scarce Western waters have put birds and other wildlife in a perilous situation.