Audubon Magazine July-August 2014

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

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

Gathering Waters

To steward the Mississippi River, Jaime Thibodeaux brings together a community.

Bound by Tradition

Bound by Tradition

In Peru, a festival that celebrates the Andean Condor could be hastening its demise.

King Bird
News

King Bird

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.

Duck Dynasty
Dispatch

Duck Dynasty

Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Going Deep

Going Deep

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

Peter Matthiessen

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.

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