Audubon MagazineFall 2020

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Can This Critically Endangered Bird Survive Australia's New Climate Reality?

Efforts to save Regent Honeyeaters seem to be working, but scientists and Aboriginal conservationists are on edge as another bushfire season begins.
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How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

In 1918, an avian flu virus became a devastating human contagion. Scientist studying shorebirds and waterfowl are hoping they can foresee such events and possibly even prevent them.

Overwhelmed and Understaffed, Our National Wildlife Refuges Need Help

By Leah Sottile and Andy McGlashen
October 01, 2020 — Birds need them. People love them. But without more money, these vital sanctuaries can't serve wildlife or the public like they're supposed to.

Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects

By Camilla Cerea
October 01, 2020 — From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.
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Birding and Conservation Groups Are Beginning to Grapple With Racist Histories

By Jessica Leber
September 30, 2020 — But it's not enough to look only at the past, say experts—organizations must examine how these legacies influence their fields today.

This Bird Lives Because She Never Quit

By John Moir
September 29, 2020 — Jan Hamber defied the norms of her time, helped save the California Condor, and at age 90 is still blazing a trail for other women scientists.
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Are the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Built to Last?

By Andy McGlashen
September 29, 2020 — The federal government keeps losing in court—and its reversals might not stick—because it's been sloppy in dismantling regulations, experts say.

Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

By Alisa Opar
September 28, 2020 — Researchers hope new studies of these widespread birds will reveal their movements—and tip us off to disease outbreaks and other threats.
Letter From the Editor

In a Tumultuous Year, Science and Steadfast Action Provide a Path Forward

By Jennifer Bogo
September 28, 2020 — Our fall issue spotlights researchers and conservationists doing what it takes, in the face of overwhelming odds, to keep people and birds safe.
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Street Trees Could Plant the Seed for a More Equitable Los Angeles

By María Paula Rubiano A.
September 27, 2020 — The city has a growing green canopy, but its benefits aren't equally distributed. Meet the woman charged with changing that.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Black-billed Magpie

By Julie Leibach
September 27, 2020 — Artist Lauren Tamaki captures the chatter of these vocal western corvids.
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Revealing the Past to Create the Future

By David Yarnold
July 31, 2020 — As Audubon deepens its commitment to antiracism, we owe members and others a full accounting and reckoning with John James Audubon himself.

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