Audubon Magazine July - August 2015

An oiled Brown Pelican rests after being cleaned at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, during the 2010 BP spill. Joel Sartore
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.

Freshkills Park. Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

New York’s Fresh Kills Landfill Gets an Epic Facelift

The biggest garbage dump on the planet once contained 150 million tons of reeking trash. No more.


Stop Cheating Our Wildlife

It’s time for Congress to fully fund and permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

In this photo montage, Brooke Durham releases a trio of conures that ended up in her care after suffering broken wings or blows to the head from falling out of their nests. Tom Fowlks
Flock Together

Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild...As Fugitives

A parrot rehabber defies the law to set her birds free.

White Pelican. Joel Sartore

Body of Evidence: How the White Pelican Spreads Oil

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.

Illustration: Harry Campbell
Illustrated Aviary

Band-tailed Pigeon

Artist Harry Campbell challenges himself with a new subject.

Audubon View

Clear and Present Dangers

The MBTA is updated to address modern threats to birds.

The drilling rig Polar Pioneer. Charles Conatzer/ShellNo Action Council/Flickr Creative Commons
Letter From The Editor

Shell Game

The Obama administration steps aside in the Arctic, and commits all of us to the ultimate sucker’s bet.

On May 20, the day after the Santa Barbara spill, an oiled Brown Pelican fights for its life in the surf at Refugio State Beach. Scott London/Alamy
Santa Barbara

The Definition Of Insanity: Santa Barbara's Oil Spill

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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