Martha Harbison is "the voice of outraged integrity." They are also the Senior Network Content Editor for the National Audubon Society.

Articles by Martha Harbison


Welcome to the Island Where Egrets Rule

By Martha Harbison
November 28, 2023 — A century ago, Audubon Texas made a commitment to protecting birds along the Texas coast. They started here.
A tawny female North Cardinal faces the camera, head cocked, while taking a bath, its red wings extended upward as droplets of water surround the bird and fill the frame. The water below reflects the bird’s body and the droplets.
Audubon Photography Awards

Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards

By Martha Harbison
July 18, 2023 — Marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of 14 birds that often get overlooked.
Western Water News

Love and Water in Arizona

By Martha Harbison
April 20, 2023 — Enthusiasts of all stripes engage with lawmakers on the importance of water security.

Audubon Southwest and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Team Up to Celebrate a Most Superb Owl

By Martha Harbison
February 10, 2023 — Keep reading to find out which owl Arizona birds and beer fans voted to be Superb Owl's mascot.
Audubon in Action

Audubon Spotlight: Melanie Smith Finds Inspiration in the Powerful Force of Nature

By Martha Harbison
September 15, 2022 — An early trip to Alaska set the course of her life, but these days Smith has set her sights on migratory birds across the hemisphere.
Monty the Piping Plover in April 2022.

A Farewell to 'Small but Mighty' Monty, the Plover Dad of Montrose Beach

By Martha Harbison
May 19, 2022 — Even though he's gone, Monty's success shows the lasting effects of advocacy and conservation in the Great Lakes region.
ID Tips

Is That a Swallow or a Swift?

By Martha Harbison
September 25, 2018 — Telling the two apart can be tough, but some clues lie in how they fly and where they sleep.

New Study Shows Conservation Laws Must Be Enforced to Maintain Biodiversity

By Martha Harbison
December 21, 2017 — A survey of wetland birds around the globe found that merely creating environmental regulations or protected areas is not enough.

Update to U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty Is a Huge Win for Conservation

By Martha Harbison
October 10, 2017 — Audubon and its partners played a key role in the negotiations for Minute 323, which sets aside 200,000 acre-feet of water for environmental purposes.

Meet the Brave Bodyguards Protecting Belize’s Scarlet Macaws From Poachers

By Martha Harbison
March 27, 2017 — To keep macaw chicks safe, a team of rangers spends night and day watching over the birds’ nests and homes.