Audubon MagazineFall 2018


Meet the Undercover Crime Unit Battling Miami's Black Market of Birds

Multimillion-dollar sales of songbirds heap pressure on species already in decline. We go inside the covert investigation to capture traffickers.
Illustrated Aviary

Great Horned Owl

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

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

By Juliet Grable
September 27, 2018 — A network of experts in Oregon seeks to uncover the secrets of a threatened, enigmatic seabird.
From Audubon Magazine

Guardians of the Grebes

By Jillian Mock
September 27, 2018 — To protect climate-threatened Hooded Grebes, volunteers camp out at remote, high-elevation lakes in Patagonia for the entire breeding season.

How Prairie Birds Found an Unexpected Group of Heroes in Hunters

By T. Edward Nickens
September 25, 2018 — As critical habitat disappears, imperiled grassland species are finding refuge on land preserved for an exotic pheasant.

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

By Brendan Borrell
September 24, 2018 — 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

By Jennifer Bogo
September 21, 2018 — Conservation wins take time to build—and quick action to protect.
Audubon View

Why Climate Change Is a Bird Issue

By David Yarnold
September 21, 2018 — 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

By Lailani Upham
September 21, 2018 — 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

By Krista Langlois
September 20, 2018 — 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

By Marguerite Holloway
August 31, 2018 — 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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