Audubon in Action

Maple Syrup Makers Are Turning Their Forests Into Prime Songbird Habitat

Maple Syrup Makers Are Turning Their Forests Into Prime Songbird Habitat

— Through Audubon Vermont's pioneering project, sugar farms are promoting better tree diversity to attract nesting avians.
Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

— Data show high temperatures may have spurred unusual migration patterns for some species.
Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

— Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.
How Do You Say ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ in American Sign Language?

How Do You Say ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ in American Sign Language?

— A collaboration between Audubon Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf brings birding to a new audience.
For an Unforgettable Birding Adventure, Teens Head to Costa Rica With Audubon

For an Unforgettable Birding Adventure, Teens Head to Costa Rica With Audubon

— Eight teenagers recently returned from Costa Rica with fresh perspectives, beautiful photos, and much bigger life lists.
Florida’s Wading Birds Had a Terrible Breeding Season Last Year

Florida’s Wading Birds Had a Terrible Breeding Season Last Year

— An annual survey of south Florida’s wading birds—including Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, and Wood Storks—found the fewest nests in eight years. The results continue a worrisome trend of nesting decline.
From Goats to Grandparents: How One Audubon Chapter Is Making a More Bird-Friendly Community

From Goats to Grandparents: How One Audubon Chapter Is Making a More Bird-Friendly Community

— Whether it's renting goats to clear out invasive plants or making a new assisted-living facility greener, Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon is making a difference.
Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

— The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.
To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

— With the help of Audubon Minnesota and some controlled fires, a local school recently restored an overgrown field into original prairie habitat.
The Future of Audubon’s Conservation Work Under the New Administration

The Future of Audubon’s Conservation Work Under the New Administration

— “Birds are common ground, something that America has a profound shortage of these days.” Listen to Audubon leaders discuss priorities for the upcoming years.