Audubon MagazineFall 2016


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.

The Best New Gear for Birding this Fall

Birds are on the move. These products will help you keep up.
From Audubon Magazine

Six Quick Questions to Help You Identify Red-Tailed Hawks

By Sharon Stiteler
October 06, 2016 — They're one of the most familiar raptor species in North America, but they can still be tricky to ID.

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

By Luke Tiller
September 20, 2016 — 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

By Kevin Karlson
September 19, 2016 — 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

By Jennifer Bogo
September 19, 2016 — If you want to get close to birds of prey, your best bet may be a mobile blind.

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

By Pete Dunne
September 19, 2016 — First, break them down into groups. Then you can start picking out the finer details like size and flight.
Letter From the Editor

Why We Partnered With FERN on Our Palm Oil Investigation

By Mark Jannot
September 19, 2016 — When nonprofit conservation meets nonprofit journalism, great things ensue in the magazine.

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

By Nancy Bazilchuk
September 19, 2016 — The elusive owls live in California's Sierra Nevada and have fascinated researchers for a century, but studying them has never been easy.
Audubon in Action

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

September 18, 2016 — 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

By Susan Matthews
September 16, 2016 — 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.
Flock Together

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

By Esther Horvath
September 16, 2016 — Europe’s most endangered ibises just finished their first migration across the Alps, and they couldn’t have done it without their “foster parents.”
From Audubon Magazine

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

By Sabrina Imbler
September 16, 2016 — A new burn program led by Kija rangers is helping bring back the beloved birds while delivering hope to an impoverished community.
From Audubon Magazine

The Most Important Bird Law in the Country Needs an Overhaul

By Susan Cosier
September 16, 2016 — One of our oldest bird regulations is due for an update—and the sooner the better.
Audubon View

The Respect and Compassion Vote

By David Yarnold
September 16, 2016 — During a historically uncivil election season, David Yarnold, Audubon's president and CEO, says it’s time to remember what really matters.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the California Condor

By Joseph Ciardiello
September 16, 2016 — Joseph Ciardiello gives North America's largest vulture the royal treatment.

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