Audubon MagazineJanuary-February 2013

Wild Man: George Schaller recounts his adventures on the Tibetan Plateau

The renowned field biologist tells of his quest to study the ghost-like snow leopard and the mysterious chiru in his new book.

How Much Life Exists in One Cubic Foot?

A photographer’s five-year project captures earth’s vast biodiversity.

The Tale of a Northern Flicker Family Captured on Film

By Brianna Elliott
February 15, 2013 — The grand-prize winner of our fourth annual Photo Awards got the perfect shot with patience—and a specific image in mind.

5 Great Winter Destinations

By Catherine Griffin
February 13, 2013 — These national parks offer a host of unique activities when the nights grow long.

Cranes on the Platte River

By Jonathan Rosen
February 05, 2013 — Between February and April, more than half a million sandhill cranes gather on the Platte River in central Nebraska, staging for a journey that ends as far north as eastern Siberia.

Powerful Storms Help Enhance Habitat for Some Birds

By Julie Leibach
January 30, 2013 — Hurricane Sandy’s silver lining.

Turn Your Yard Into a Winter Refueling Spot for Birds

By Susan Tweit
January 28, 2013 — To survive freezing nights, many birds must sustain themselves with berries rich in fats and antioxidants.

Curious ‘Mice’ Thrive on Glaciers

By Justine E. Hausheer
January 22, 2013 — Bizarre creatures have been discovered living inside these balls of moss.

A Win for Wood Storks

By Michele Berger
January 17, 2013 — Audubon and its allies settle with a developer to protect and restore vital wetlands.

Audubon View

By David Yarnold
January 17, 2013 — Audubon's President discusses the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.

Poisons Used to Kill Rodents Have Safer Alternatives

By Ted Williams
January 15, 2013 — A second generation of ultra-potent rodenticides creates a first-class crisis for people, pets, and wildlife.

Farmers Delay Harvesting for Birds

By Julie Leibach
January 14, 2013 — California dairy farmers help protect thousands of tricolored blackbirds. 

Green Guru: Zoos and Conservation

By Susan Cosier
January 10, 2013 — Zoos and aquariums help protect species in captivity and the wild.

Barbara Kingsolver and Butterflies

By Michele Berger
January 08, 2013 — Novelist Barbara Kingsolver tackles global warming. 

What Four More Years of the Obama Administration Means for Environmental Policy

By Bradford Plumer
January 07, 2013 — What environmental issues may be addressed in Washington over the next few years?

Turning a Dump into Bird Habitat

By Matthew Ismael Ruiz
January 04, 2013 — A team of Idaho landowners, law enforcement officials, and conservationists transforms a derelict IBA.

A Walk on Yellowstone's Wild Side

By Jeff Hull
December 12, 2012 — Wolves battle for territory. Coyotes endure love triangles. Wolverine fathers show their kits the ropes. Few places offer more intimate wildlife viewing than Yellowstone in winter.

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