From Audubon Magazine

A Former Soldier Who Found Solace Rehabbing Raptors, Now Helps Other Struggling Veterans

A Former Soldier Who Found Solace Rehabbing Raptors, Now Helps Other Struggling Veterans

— After the Persian Gulf War, Robert Vallières grappled with aneurysms, PTSD, and more. Birds are the ones that brought him back.
This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

— Haruo Uchiyama sculpts intricate, life-size birds to teach the world about evolution and extinction. His current mission: modeling 40 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Inside the Race to Save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, North America’s Most Endangered Bird

Inside the Race to Save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, North America’s Most Endangered Bird

— The only hope to prevent extinction may be to remove some of the last birds from the wild for captive breeding. This summer scientists scrambled to collect enough sparrows before the breeding season’s end.
Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

— In his new book, photographer Noppadol Paothong focuses his lens on the iconic bird throughout its life cycle.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

— Funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are flowing into the state, financing unprecedented restoration work along its beleaguered coast—just in the nick of time.
Once a Toxic Stew, New York's Onondaga Lake Shows Signs of Life

Once a Toxic Stew, New York's Onondaga Lake Shows Signs of Life

— Thanks to hundred of volunteers, a vast cleanup of the poisoned watershed is wrapping up—and the birds are beginning to return.
Reimagining John James Audubon’s Eastern Bluebird

Reimagining John James Audubon’s Eastern Bluebird

— Dianne Bennett drops her bucolic bluebirds into an environment humming with human activity.
The Alarming Decline of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Is a Wake-Up Call

The Alarming Decline of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Is a Wake-Up Call

— These birds are barely hanging on in the wild, but there’s still hope.
Zinke's New Conservation Plans Will Hurt, Not Help, Sage-Grouse Recovery Efforts

Zinke's New Conservation Plans Will Hurt, Not Help, Sage-Grouse Recovery Efforts

— As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.