Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge
A bird's eye view of a winter scene of a forest with some green pine trees and bare aspen, paper birch, and red maple trees.
Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge

In Minnesota, a boreal forest ecosystem could shift north over the Canada border this century. Local photographers, scientists, and land managers are grappling with what that means—and how to respond.

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A Global Antenna Network Is the Next Frontier of Migration Science
September 21, 2022 — Motus stations across the landscape pick up ‘pings’ from any radio-tagged birds that fly past. The data, open to everyone, are painting a fuller picture of the journeys the creatures make.
On the left half of a diptych, a hand holds a Purple Martin, a deep indigo and black bird, wearing a radio tracking device on its back. In the right side of the diptych, a flock of silhouetted Purple Martins fly in a dark blue sky.
This Tiny Brazilian Island Could Hold the Key to the Purple Martin’s Future
September 21, 2022 — Vast numbers of the swallows pass through one roost in the heart of the Amazon before winging their way to North American birdhouses. Studying it could provide clues to the species’ decline.
A man with glasses, wearing a blue t-shirt, stands in  a forest.
Best-Selling Author Jeff VanderMeer Finds That Nature Is Stranger Than Fiction
September 21, 2022 — The novelist attained fame with gripping works of eco-fiction. How hard could it be to rewild his own backyard?
Bridget Butler smiles looking towards the camera with binoculars around her neck, surrounded by trees.
Vermont's Birders and Landowners Are Joining Forces to Contribute to Science
September 21, 2022 — A new program recruits volunteers to survey breeding birds that would otherwise go uncounted.
Students paint a large mural depicting multiple birds.
Audubon Is Powered by People
September 21, 2022 — Our chapters, our members—you—are what make Audubon successful, and our collective power can accomplish great things for everyone.
Two dead barred owls lay in the back of a pick-up truck.
It’s the Moment of Truth for the Northern Spotted Owl
September 20, 2022 — Preventing the Pacific Northwest icon’s extinction calls for aggressive intervention, including killing another owl species. Will we act fast enough?
A group of nine people stand in front of a small wooden building surrounded by forest on a sunny day.
Who Runs the Forest? Increasingly, in the Southeast, It’s Women
September 20, 2022 — New groups are cultivating communities of women who manage their trees with economic and ecosystem sustainability in mind.
An oil painting of rocky expanse, a blue sky in the background. A barren branch extends from the top left to bottom right side of the image. In the center is a creature with gray legs and a red and yellow head with a beak, carrying a smaller bird whose head, with a splash of yellow, points directly to the right.
The Western Tanager of Tomorrow
September 19, 2022 — George Boorujy’s evocative artwork depicts a colorful songbird in a climate-devastated future.
A small library of books and a bench line a small path through a green meadow.
These Native Meadows in Motown Aim to Boost Birdlife and Neighbors’ Well-Being
September 19, 2022 — Detroit Bird City breathes new life into dormant parks, creating havens for residents and avian visitors.
From Ground to Orbit, Space Industry’s Lift-Off Sparks Environmental Concerns
September 19, 2022 — As more rockets take flight, how will we protect life at home?
An aerial view, looking straight down, of bleached white cedars standing in water. They have been killed by flooding from sea-level rise.
How New Jersey Plans to Relocate Flooded ‘Ghost Forests’ Inland
September 19, 2022 — A $20 million cedar restoration project in the state’s Pine Barrens shows how people can help vanishing habitats outpace sea-level rise.
The Bird Migration Explorer Lets You Interact With Nature’s Most Amazing Feat
September 15, 2022 — With this revolutionary new tool, anyone can follow hundreds of species on their epic journeys and discover challenges they face along the way.
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