Audubon Magazine Fall 2020

From Audubon Magazine

Overwhelmed and Understaffed, Our National Wildlife Refuges Need Help

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

From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.

From Audubon Magazine

Birding and Conservation Groups Are Beginning to Grapple With Racist Histories

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

Photos from left: © San Diego Zoo Global; Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

This Bird Lives Because She Never Quit

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.

Courts voided leases and otherwise impeded the administration’s efforts to lift restrictions on energy development within Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. Evan Barrientos/Audubon
From Audubon Magazine

Are the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Built to Last?

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

A captured Robin with GPS tag attached. Emily Mesner/NPS

Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

Researchers hope new studies of these widespread birds will reveal their movements—and tip us off to disease outbreaks and other threats.

Australian researchers take COVID-19 precautions while preparing captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters for release into the wild. See our cover story for more on the race to save these critically endangered birds. Doug Gimesy
Letter From The Editor

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

Our fall issue spotlights researchers and conservationists doing what it takes, in the face of overwhelming odds, to keep people and birds safe.

Rachel Malarich was appointed as the first-ever City Forest Officer of Los Angeles. Carmen Chan
From Audubon Magazine

Street Trees Could Plant the Seed for a More Equitable Los Angeles

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

Artist Lauren Tamaki captures the chatter of these vocal western corvids.

From Audubon Magazine

Revealing the Past to Create the Future

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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