Audubon Magazine January-February 2013

The Tale of a Northern Flicker Family Captured on Film

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

These national parks offer a host of unique activities when the nights grow long.

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes roost on the Platte River during their annual migratory stopover at Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary. Joel Sartore

Cranes on the Platte River

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

Hurricane Sandy’s silver lining.


Turn Your Yard Into a Winter Refueling Spot for Birds

To survive freezing nights, many birds must sustain themselves with berries rich in fats and antioxidants.

Curious ‘Mice’ Thrive on Glaciers

Bizarre creatures have been discovered living inside these balls of moss.

A Win for Wood Storks

Audubon and its allies settle with a developer to protect and restore vital wetlands.

Audubon View

Audubon's President discusses the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.

Poisons Used to Kill Rodents Have Safer Alternatives

A second generation of ultra-potent rodenticides creates a first-class crisis for people, pets, and wildlife.

Farmers Delay Harvesting for Birds

California dairy farmers help protect thousands of tricolored blackbirds. 

Green Guru: Zoos and Conservation

Zoos and aquariums help protect species in captivity and the wild.

Barbara Kingsolver and Butterflies

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver tackles global warming. 

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

What environmental issues may be addressed in Washington over the next few years?

Turning a Dump into Bird Habitat

A team of Idaho landowners, law enforcement officials, and conservationists transforms a derelict IBA.

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995, it was assumed that most visitors would never see one. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people have watched the predators, which keep a high profile in winter.  Photograph by Donald M Jones

A Walk on Yellowstone's Wild Side

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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