Audubon MagazineJuly-August 2014

Illustrated Aviary

Roseate Spoonbill

Hanoch Piven relies on serendipity to piece together his interpretation of this vibrant wader.
Illustration by Gaby D'Alessandro

How to Green Your Pets

We love our dogs and cats, but they do have an impact on the planet. Here’s what you need to know.

D-Con Be Gone

By Jane Braxton Little
August 14, 2014 — California bans rat poisons that are killing the state’s birds, but the fight isn’t over.

Collateral Damage

By Rene Ebersole
August 11, 2014 — Night-migrating songbirds fall from the sky when they collide with urban buildings. Some cities are switching off the lights to boost the birds’ chances of safe passage. 

Gathering Waters

By Martha Harbison
August 08, 2014 — To steward the Mississippi River, Jaime Thibodeaux brings together a community.

Bound by Tradition

By Catherine Elton
August 05, 2014 — In Peru, a festival that celebrates the Andean Condor could be hastening its demise.
From Audubon Magazine

A Bird Flies Into a Bar

By Purbita Saha
July 30, 2014 — In Norway’s latest melodrama, there are fewer tears, more tweets.

How to Keep Birds Off Poisonous Ponds

By Daniel Grossman
July 28, 2014 — Laser technology might succeed where noise-making air cannons have not. 

King Bird

By Matthew Power
July 23, 2014 — Neil Hayward spent most of 2013 crisscrossing the continent on a quest to see as many bird species as he could in a calendar year. When it was all over, he’d seen more than anyone–ever–and broken the Big Year record.

New Trade Agreements Gut Environmental Protections

By Raillan Brooks
July 18, 2014 — Deals affecting U.S. neighbors to the east and west make the case that corporations are countries, too.

Duck Dynasty

By Brian Kevin
July 14, 2014 — Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Going Deep

By David Gessner
July 10, 2014 — Gannets are the bird world’s Olympians, capable of plunging a hundred feet through the air, then slicing through the ocean to chase down fish. 

Peter Matthiessen

By Carl Safina
June 25, 2014 — The literary giant and naturalist wrote more than 30 books as well as numerous magazine articles, including for Audubon. A friend and writer shares his memories of the author's later years.

Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

By Nancy Averett
June 13, 2014 — UAVs are poised to revolutionize ecology and even save scientists’ lives.

Editor's Note: Case Sensitive

By Mark Jannot
May 09, 2014 — It was time to determine a single Audubon style.

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