Audubon Magazine March-April 2014

Flames at Our Heels

A hiker’s harrowing experience changes the whole meaning of a walk in the woods.

Birds Through a Spotting Scope

A photographer captures the philosophical side of the birds around her.

Europe's Northern Bald Ibis Flies Again

Back from the brink, these resurrection birds still face threats.

Birding Groups Join Forces to Protect a Hummingbird Hotspot

Tucson Audubon and the American Bird Conservancy keep Paton's birder haven safe.

The Emu Has Landed (in India)

Thousands of miles from its Australian home, vast numbers of not-terribly-tasty bird are left in the lurch, victims of a subcontinental swindle.

Africa's Social Weaverbirds Take Communal Living to a Whole New Level

These birds make huge nests in South African deserts to survive boiling summer days and freezing nights.

Mining Minnesota’s Canoe Country

A project could poison one of North America's most important watersheds for years.

Silted glacial runoff flows into the marine ecosystem just west of Glacier Bay. Because it is less dense than seawater, it floats on the surface. Photograph by Eirik Johnson

A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea

The 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest sustains both the wildlife within it and the rich ecosystem along its shores. So why would anyone want to clear-cut this place?

With So Many Snowies to Study, Scientists Are Discovering How Little We Know About This Bird

After a banner year for Arctic rodents, the greatest snowy owl explosion in half a century has descended on the eastern United States—and it’s teaching us about these nomads from the north. 

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