Audubon Magazine Fall 2020

Overwhelmed and Understaffed, Our National Wildlife Refuges Need Help
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
Photography

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.

Birding and Conservation Groups Are Beginning to Grapple With Racist Histories
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.

This Bird Lives Because She Never Quit
Conservation

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.

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

Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration
News

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.

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

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

Reimagining the Black-billed Magpie
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Black-billed Magpie

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

Revealing the Past to Create the Future
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.