Seas & Shores

New Bahamas National Park Will Protect Migratory Piping Plovers, Red Knots, Other Atlantic Coast Birds

New Bahamas National Park Will Protect Coastal Birds

— Formerly unknown shorebird wintering grounds receive permanent protection after discoveries and collaboration.
Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

— Countless young seabirds plummet to earth each year after becoming disoriented by artificial light. For a lucky few, rescuers are there to greet them.
Darling Guillemot Chicks Make Their Debut

Darling Guillemot Chicks Make Their Debut

— These fascinating seabirds might make you forget your usual reality TV show.
Beach Birds

Beach Birds

— Keep an eye out for these chicks when you hit the water this summer.
Spying on Puffins

Spying on Puffins

— The coast of Maine is alive with seabirds—see for yourself.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

— The tens of thousands of gallons of crude leaked into the Pacific could be devastating to the ecosystem and surrounding wildlife.

President Obama Approves Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell

— “This is just cynical partisan politics … it’s a phony deal,” says Audubon CEO David Yarnold

Why Drilling the Chukchi is a Bad Idea

— In a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Audubon Alaska and partners ask BOEM to reconsider allowing Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea.
Red Knot Rescue

Red Knot Rescue

— To save Delaware Bay for migrating shorebirds, conservationists recruit residents in the area to build an oyster reef for horseshoe crabs.
Excerpt: Project Puffin

Excerpt: Project Puffin

— Steve Kress and a fellow researcher pass up the Fourth of July fireworks to celebrate with a bizarre-looking bird.