Audubon Magazine January - February 2016

Thick-Billed Murre feeding in the polar night. Ny-Alesund. ©Robert Staven/NTNU
From Audubon Magazine

Meet the Creatures of the Arctic Polar Night

As the far north heats up, more open waters means more winter habitat for a wider variety of birds and other marine life.

A remote motion-triggered camera recorded the hatching and growth of these two Gyrfalcon nestlings. Cameras have been set up in 13 different nests, and have captured more than 750,000 photographs for biologist Bryce Robinson to analyze. Gerrit Vyn
Climate-Threatened Birds

What One Magnificent Predator Can Show Us About the Arctic's Future

Scientists are scaling the cliffs of Alaska's Seward Peninsula to stop the mighty Gyrfalcon from losing more ground to climate change.


9 Images That Show How Fast The Arctic Is Changing

Take a look—life at the top of the planet will never be the same.

Águila Calva. Ken Archer/Premios de Fotografía Audubon
Coming Attractions

5 Audubon Birding Festivals to Hit Up This Winter

Start off 2016 with a rustic winter carnival, a weekend-long fete on the coast, and more.

An oil platform at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea, off western Siberia. Daily Overview | Satellite images (c) 2015, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

6 Views of The Earth From Above

Staring at the Earth from outer space is captivating—until you realize you're probably marveling at destruction.

Illustrated Aviary

Arctic Tern

In Edel Rodriguez's replica, icy blank space takes a seabird's place.

Nils Warnock holding a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Åke Lindström
From Audubon Magazine

How to Protect Birds at the End of the Earth

Audubon Alaska's executive director talks to us about the wonders of migration, and how to make the Arctic safer for birds.

The Polar Pioneer, the rig that Shell leased for its Arctic exploration, is seen parked in Port Angeles, Washington on May 12, 2015. Jason Redmond/Reuters
Letter From The Editor

Is Shell Really Abandoning Arctic Drilling?

It's great that the energy giant pulled out of the Arctic Ocean. But let’s still stay vigilant.

Beneath the surface of the tundra in the Iñupiat town of Wainwright, Alaska, the permafrost is slowly warming—just one of several ways climate change is affecting the community. Brian Adams
From Audubon Magazine

How One Alaskan Community Is Attempting to Adapt to Climate Change

The Iñupiat use portable houses and sandbags to shield themselves from rising waters and melting permafrost, but can they save their culture?

Audubon View

Help Audubon Protect the Coastal Plain

After decades, a long-sought conservation victory is truly within reach.


Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, our intrepid correspondent heads north to watch scientists test technologies to better understand the Arctic.

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