Audubon Magazine Fall 2016

Goshute Mountains, Nevada. Tahoelight.com
News

Eight of the Best Hawkwatch Sites in the U.S. for Photographers

Here's where you should go to capture spectacular shots of migrating raptors in fall and spring.

Tips And How-Tos

Five Handy Tricks for Photographing Raptors in Flight

Not sure where to start? These quick tips will help you master the technique.

Tips And How-Tos

How to Photograph Raptors From a Car

If you want to get close to birds of prey, your best bet may be a mobile blind.

When viewed at dizzying distances, raptors can be a mystery to both beginner and well-seasoned birders. Kenn Kaufman
Identification

Three Basic Ways to Identify Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Raptors

First, break them down into groups. Then you can start picking out the finer details like size and flight.

Palm nuts being harvested at an oil processing plant outside Tangkahan, Indonesia. Paul Hilton
Letter From The Editor

Why We Partnered With FERN on Our Palm Oil Investigation

When nonprofit conservation meets nonprofit journalism, great things ensue in the magazine.

Great Gray Owl. Melissa Groo
News

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.

Caleb Putnam, Michigan Important Bird Areas program coordinator for Audubon Great Lakes. Mike Fernandez/Audubon
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.

Daniel Coady, head of the poultry operation at White Oak Pastures, walks the farm at dusk to collect the remnants of chickens torn apart by eagles. Bryan Meltz
News

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.

Gouldian Finches. Alexander Watson/WWF-Australia
From Audubon Magazine

How Australia's Aborigines Are Using Fire to Save the Dazzling Gouldian Finch

A new burn program led by Kija rangers is helping bring back the beloved birds while delivering hope to an impoverished community.

Flock Together

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 View

The Respect and Compassion Vote

During a historically uncivil election season, David Yarnold, Audubon's president and CEO, says it’s time to remember what really matters.

From Audubon Magazine

The Most Important Bird Law in the Country Needs an Overhaul

One of our oldest bird regulations is due for an update—and the sooner the better.

Illustrated Aviary

California Condor

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

A palm oil mill in operation at a plantation in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Global production of the oil has doubled in the past decade and is set to do so again by 2020. Paul Hilton
Investigation

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.

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