Audubon Magazine Fall 2022

William Blake sits on the ground next to a Motus antenna, itself sitting in a green field that slopes into a river valley.
From Audubon Magazine

A Global Antenna Network Is the Next Frontier of Migration Science

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.


This Tiny Brazilian Island Could Hold the Key to the Purple Martin’s Future

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’ decades-long decline.

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From Audubon Magazine

Best-Selling Author Jeff VanderMeer Finds That Nature Is Stranger Than Fiction

The novelist attained fame with gripping works of eco-fiction. How hard could it be to rewild his own backyard?

Field Notes

Vermont's Birders and Landowners Are Joining Forces to Contribute to Science

A new state-wide program recruits volunteers to survey breeding birds that would otherwise go uncounted.

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Audubon Is Powered by People

Our chapters, our members—you—are what make Audubon successful, and our collective power can accomplish great things for everyone.


It’s the Moment of Truth for Saving the Northern Spotted Owl

Preventing the Pacific Northwest icon’s extinction calls for aggressive intervention, including killing another owl species. Will we act fast enough?

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Field Notes

Who Runs the Forest? Increasingly, in the Southeast, It’s Women

New groups are cultivating communities of women who manage their trees with economic and ecosystem sustainability in mind.

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The Aviary

The Western Tanager of Tomorrow

George Boorujy’s evocative artwork depicts a colorful migratory songbird in a climate-devastated future.

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These Native Meadows in Motown Aim to Boost Birdlife and Neighbors’ Well-Being

Detroit Bird City breathes new life into dormant parks, creating havens for residents and avian visitors.

Field Notes

From Ground to Orbit, Space Industry’s Lift-Off Sparks Environmental Concerns

As more rockets take flight, how will we protect life at home?

 An aerial view, looking straight down, of bleached white cedars that are dead from flooding.

How New Jersey Plans to Relocate Flooded ‘Ghost Forests’ Inland

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

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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