Audubon Magazine Winter 2016

How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition
Conservation

How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition

At the Smithsonian's world-class breeding center, conservationists are working to preserve a beloved New Zealand bird and culture.

5 Essentials for Birding in the Tropics
Gear

5 Essentials for Birding in the Tropics

When you want to add exotic birds to your life list, pack light.

Reimagining the American Goldfinch
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the American Goldfinch

Cultural icon Tony Fitzpatrick blends folk art with his bird obsession.

6 Nearby Tropical Birding Hotspots to Escape to This Winter
Travel

6 Nearby Tropical Birding Hotspots to Escape to This Winter

An incredible array of avian life is a short plane ride away.

As Oil Companies Dig Into Yasuní National Park, Ecuadorians Are Fighting Back
Investigation

As Oil Companies Dig Into Yasuní National Park, Ecuadorians Are Fighting Back

Considered the most biodiverse place in the world, the Yasuní is in danger of being ruined through the exploitation of its natural resources. And time is running out to save it.

The Mystery of Seahorse Key's Missing Bird Colony Veers Into Strange Territory
Dispatch

The Mystery of Seahorse Key's Missing Bird Colony Veers Into Strange Territory

Russian submarines? Black-ops helicopters? Vigilante sheepdogs? Cannibal snakes? Weird theories abound for the causes of the baffling case.

Behind the Scenes With the World’s Top Feather Detective
True Crime

Behind the Scenes With the World’s Top Feather Detective

As the country’s only criminal forensic ornithologist, Pepper Trail has pieced together the demise of countless birds—and saved many others.

An Annual Rescue Mission to Free Northern Gannets Tangled in Plastic Trash
Flock Together

An Annual Rescue Mission to Free Northern Gannets Tangled in Plastic Trash

Without human intervention, dozens of the magnificent seabirds would starve to death at their nesting site each year.

A Call for Hope
Audubon View

A Call for Hope

When you protect birds, you protect the planet. And each one of us has the power to make things better for birds.

Let a Pro Teach You How to Take Great Owl Photos
Tips And How-To's

Let a Pro Teach You How to Take Great Owl Photos

Paul Bannick has spent a decade photographing owls for his latest book. Here’s why he loves them—and what he’s learned.

Historic Climate Case Led By Kids Is Headed to Trial
Climate

Historic Climate Case Led By Kids Is Headed to Trial

Twenty-one children want to hold the federal government accountable for climate change, potentially changing how we handle environmental law.