Great Gray Owl. Markus Varesvuo/NPL/Minden Pictures

Fall 2016

Trekking into Indonesia's palm forests to expose pyros, poachers, and a trail of destruction. Catching some hoots with an elusive, isolated group of Great Gray Owls in California. The eagles come to roost, and feast, on an organic chicken farm. A coffee, booze, and cigarette ban to help keep baby ibises safe

Read on for the full contents of our fall issue

As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia's Rainforests Are Being Destroyed

Tracts of land are being cleared to make way for palm plantations, releasing vast quantities of CO2 and giving poachers easy access to endangered Helmeted Hornbills.

Illustration: Hanna Barczyk

The Most Important Bird Law in the Country Needs an Overhaul

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is antiquated. Here's how we can fix it.

Raising Northern Bald Ibis Chicks Requires a Lot of Cuddle Time ... and Spit

Europe’s most endangered ibises just finished their first migration across the Alps, and they couldn’t have done it without their “foster parents.”

Audubon in Action

In Michigan, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Vanishing Black Tern

To rescue the graceful marsh bird, researchers first have to solve the mystery of its dramatic decline.

An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles

Dozens of the raptors crash White Oak Farms each winter to dine on its fields of pasture-raised poultry. With little recourse, the farmers are racing to adapt.

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand the Mysterious Great Gray Owl

The elusive owls live in California's Sierra Nevada and have fascinated researchers for a century, but studying them has never been easy.

Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the California Condor

Joseph Ciardiello gives North America's largest vulture the royal treatment.