Audubon in Action

Catching up with Brian Rutledge, Champion of the Sagebrush Sea

Catching up with Brian Rutledge, Champion of the Sagebrush Sea

— It's been two years since an unprecedented partnership kept the Greater Sage-Grouse from being listed as endangered. Here, Rutledge, who played a vital role, reflects on the future of the bird and the effort's success.
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.
What's at Stake: Making Farmland Work for Wildlife

What's at Stake: Making Farmland Work for Wildlife

— Audubon California's Samantha Arthur joined forces with dairy farmers to save the Tricolored Blackbird. The proposed USDA budget would see the partnership and possibly even the species go extinct.
On the Ground with Audubon Texas After Hurricane Harvey

On the Ground with Audubon Texas After Hurricane Harvey

— A tour of some of the affected islands shows the storm’s impacts, but also the surprising resilience of coastal ecosystems.
Success! Piping Plovers Nested in Pennsylvania for the First Time in 60 Years

Success! Piping Plovers Nested in Pennsylvania for the First Time in 60 Years

— The two nests were the result of years of conservation work along the shores of Lake Erie by Audubon Pennsylvania and its partners.
 In Chicago, Controlled Fires Are Helping to Restore Crucial Bird Habitat

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.
Baltimore’s Birding Scene Is on the Rise

Baltimore’s Birding Scene Is on the Rise

— A new birding festival hosted by Patterson Park Audubon Center reveals the wilder side to some of the city's most beloved landmarks.
With Songbird Populations Declining, Vermont Seeks to Keep Its Forests Intact

With Songbird Populations Declining, Vermont Seeks to Keep Its Forests Intact

— Thanks to Audubon Vermont and others, the already green state is becoming even more proactive about preventing forest fragmentation.
Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

— With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.