Audubon Magazine Fall 2018


From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

A network of experts in Oregon seeks to uncover the secrets of a threatened, enigmatic seabird.


How Prairie Birds Found an Unexpected Group of Heroes in Hunters

As critical habitat disappears, imperiled grassland species are finding refuge on land preserved for an exotic pheasant.

Illustrated Aviary

Great Horned Owl

Animator Christoph Niemann brings new life to his tool in a mixed-media rendition of a raptor.


A Naturalist With a Checkered Past Rediscovered a Long-lost Parrot . . . Then Things Got Interesting

When John Young, Australia’s “Wild Detective,” proved that the Night Parrot hadn’t gone extinct, both man and bird got a shot at a comeback.

Letter From The Editor

How To Help Birds in the Long Run

Conservation wins take time to build—and quick action to protect.

Audubon View

Why Climate Change Is a Bird Issue

Polluting shouldn't be free; it's time for a price on carbon.


Led by Tribal Scientists, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan Revival Is a Triumph

After two decades the Flathead Indian Reservation’s breeding program prepares for its swan song.


Recent Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Are a Boon for Industry

If approved, the Trump administration's plan would weaken the law in a number of ways, including stripping protections for birds on the brink.


By Design: An Architectural Awakening Could Save Billions of Birds

As many as one billion North American birds die each year in after colliding with windows. Innovations can help them steer clear.

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