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In Birds, An Acclaimed Artist Finds Both Companions and Muses

In Birds, An Acclaimed Artist Finds Both Companions and Muses

— Hunt Slonem's new book of mesmerizing avian paintings is a testimony to a life spent drawing and cherishing birds.
A New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon

A New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon

— The naturalist and artist is depicted like you've never seen him before. Here's an inside peek.
Wake up to Gentle Birdsong with This New Smartphone App

Wake up to Gentle Birdsong with This New Smartphone App

— Ease into your morning with a new birdsong alarm clock, created by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
A New Exhibit Puts a Modern Spin on the Renowned ‘Birds of America’ Paintings

A New Exhibit Puts a Modern Spin on the Renowned ‘Birds of America’ Paintings

— A Los Angeles gallery is highlighting contemporary paintings inspired by two artistic giants: Larry Rivers and John James Audubon himself.
Reimagining the Northern Cardinal

Reimagining the Northern Cardinal

— A playful twist on one baseball team's bird-themed logo.
The Bird That Saved My Family

The Bird That Saved My Family

— After tragedy struck, the Blooms struggled to recover. Taking in an injured magpie turned out to be just what the family needed to begin healing.
Video: Bird-Call Competitors Show Off Their Best Quacks, Honks, and Gobbles

Video: Bird-Call Competitors Show Off Their Best Quacks, Honks, and Gobbles

— Every year young and old callers take to the stage to compete at the National Outdoor Show. Here they share the art of the perfect call.
Gorgeous Sunset Shot of Sandhill Cranes Wins Spot on New USPS Stamp

Gorgeous Sunset Shot of Sandhill Cranes Wins Spot on New USPS Stamp

— Michael Forsberg’s photo of a flock sweeping over Nebraska's Platte River beat out tens of thousands of other candidates vying for the honor.
Behind the Scenes of BBC America's Planet Earth II

Behind the Scenes of BBC America's Planet Earth II

— With more feathers than before, the show brings peregrines, birds-of-paradise, and plenty of other amazing avians to your screen. Here's how they got those incredible shots.
Watch: Vice News Tonight Goes on an Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Watch: Vice News Tonight Goes on an Audubon Christmas Bird Count

— On a cold and snowy morning in December, Vice braved the elements with a group of Brooklyn birders at Prospect Park.