Audubon MagazineJanuary-February 2014

Illustrated Aviary

Passenger Pigeon

Artist Brandon Ballengée highlights extinction by removing cutting species out of classic prints.

Dr. Emily Doolittle on the Music of Birds

This researcher studies the musician wren's sweet song.

Keeping Grebes Afloat in the Intermountain West

By Jane Braxton Little
February 18, 2014 — A lifeline for an elegant waterbird.

An Accidental Science Project Reveals How Crucial Sea Otters Are to Kelp Forests

By Susan McGrath
February 13, 2014 — Fur traders exterminated them in Washington. A hydrogen bomb helped restore them. These events have given ecologists startling insight into the power of these kelp forest carnivores.

A Walk Through the Winter Woods

By Thor Hanson
February 05, 2014 — A snowy stroll reveals some suspicious characters traveling on foot, and a secret world beneath them. 

Waste Management, Peruvian Style

By Eric Wagner
January 31, 2014 — Piling on in the Guano Islands.

A Buddhist Ritual Gets an Ecologically Correct Update

By Rachel Nuwer
January 21, 2014 — "Release life," the practice of freeing caged animals into the wild to generate good karma, is now an environmentally friendly act of kindness.

Birds Can Smell, and One Scientist is Leading the Charge to Prove It

By Nancy Averett
January 07, 2014 — For more than a century nearly everyone believed birds sense of smell was poorly developed or nonexistent. They were wrong.

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