Audubon MagazineJuly - August 2015

Birds in the News

The Birds of British Petroleum

Five years after the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the author of The Tarball Chronicles grabs his binoculars and returns to the scene of the slime.
Arts & Sciences

Skeleton Crew: The Bones and Bodies Behind RISD's Nature Lab

For 78 years, the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design has given art students a place to inspect—and draw inspiration from—the natural world.

Body of Evidence: How the White Pelican Spreads Oil

By Mark Neuzil
June 26, 2015 — The Brown Pelican became the symbol of the BP oil spill, but the White Pelican is offering clues to its lasting stain on bird populations.

New York’s Fresh Kills Landfill Gets an Epic Facelift

By Elizabeth Royte
June 26, 2015 — The biggest garbage dump on the planet once contained 150 million tons of reeking trash. No more.

Stop Cheating Our Wildlife

By Ted Williams
June 26, 2015 — It’s time for Congress to fully fund and permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Flock Together

Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild...As Fugitives

By Dave Good
June 26, 2015 — A parrot rehabber defies the law to set her birds free.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Band-Tailed Pigeon

By Harry Campbell
June 26, 2015 — Artist Harry Campbell challenges himself with a new subject.
Audubon View

Clear and Present Dangers

By David Yarnold
June 26, 2015 — The MBTA is updated to address modern threats to birds.
Letter From the Editor

Shell Game

By Mark Jannot
June 26, 2015 — The Obama administration steps aside in the Arctic, and commits all of us to the ultimate sucker’s bet.

One Remote Island's Battle Against Acid-Spewing Ants

By Alisa Opar
June 26, 2015 — At the world’s remotest nesting colony, the Crazy Ant Strike Team beats back its seabird-killing enemy with spray guns, poison... and cat food.
Santa Barbara

The Definition Of Insanity: Santa Barbara's Oil Spill

By Tyler Hayden
June 05, 2015 — Here we are again. Another spill, another blackened beach. Are we destined to repeat ourselves until there’s nothing left to protect?

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