Audubon Magazine July - 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.


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.

Flock Together

Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild...As Fugitives

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


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.

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.

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.

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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