Audubon MagazineMarch-April 2013

Courtesy of Jonathan Franzen
Why I'm a Birder

Jonathan Franzen

The best-selling author calls discovering birds “the third major revelation of my life."

Umbrella Species: Greater Sage Grouse

Protecting the West's sagebrush landscape goes way beyond merely protecting the greater sage-grouse. 

Saving Species on the Brink

By Ted Williams
April 19, 2013 — Three success stories show just how far we’ll go to protect birds from extinction. 

10 Things You Can Do For Birds

By Susan Tweit
April 09, 2013 — Plant a garden. Be a citizen scientist. Join “Lights Out.” Your steps can make a difference.

Audubon View

By David Yarnold
April 01, 2013 — To hear nature’s voice, simply follow the birds.

The Gift of Caring for Baby Hummingbirds

By Sy Montgomery
April 01, 2013 — One writer learns that this task is anything but a burden. 

Avian Inspiration Takes Flight to New Heights

By Kate Yandell
March 25, 2013 — Birds’ wing physiology and flying behaviors still influence aeronautics today.

Olympic Stadium Takes Cue from Birds

By Michele Berger
March 25, 2013 — At 1,093 feet long and 971 feet wide, this arena resembles one gargantuan nest.

The Amazing Brainpower of Birds

By Daisy Yuhas
March 25, 2013 — Few animals have taught neuroscience more than songbirds.

Unlocking the Mystery of Flocks

By Susan Cosier
March 18, 2013 — Groups of birds are providing insight into human behavior.

Put a Bird On It

By Julie Leibach
March 18, 2013 — From phone cases to shoes, avian-adorned products sell.

Birds as Pollution Detectors

By Michele Berger
March 18, 2013 — Common species help scientists recognize toxins, measure mercury levels, and more.

The Most Endangered Bird in the Continental U.S.

By Ted Williams
March 05, 2013 — The fight to save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow inspires all who love wildlife.

Mission of Mercy

By Thomas Urquhart
March 01, 2013 — A routine jog leads to a chance encounter with an injured northern gannet—and a determined effort to set things right.

Visualizing Birdsong

By Julie Leibach
February 28, 2013 — Avian calls like you’ve never seen them before.

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