Audubon Magazine March - April 2015

Twenty years ago this house on a stretch of beach between Route 12 and the Atlantic Ocean in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, had plenty of neighbors. All of them have since been moved—or fallen into the sea. Dan Waters Photography
Illustration: Gaby D'Alessandro
Illustrated Aviary

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Gaby D'alessandro channels her love of Dominican home into her art.

Ice-covered Vistula River near the village of Kiezmark, Poland, during winter. Kacper Kowalski/Panos
International Trade

Turning Poland's Vistula River Into a Shipping Superhighway

Before reopening one of its historic waterways, Eastern Europe takes a look at the environmental benefits—and the downsides.

News

NOAA Selects Florida’s Biscayne Bay as a Habitat Focus Area

Conservationists hope that intervening at a pivotal moment can save it from disaster.

From Audubon Magazine

Profile of an American Rapper

Though no Avian Elvis, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker is ready for the spotlight.

From Audubon Magazine

Star Trek: How Birds Use Electromagnetic Cues to Travel

The quest to understand how birds manage nocturnal navigation has consumed scientists for decades. The effects of “electrosmog” may now point to an answer.

Investigation

Lost at Sea: Starving Birds in a Warming World

The Pacific Coast saw record numbers of dead Cassin’s Auklets this winter. We dive in to see what went wrong.

Sandhill Cranes at Dusk. Rowe Sanctuary, Nebraska. Don Brockmeier
Audubon In Action

Coming Attractions: Spring 2015

Events for bird lovers across the country.

McCutchin Petroleum Corporation drills a horizontal well in Wise County, Texas, just one of the 145,000 gas wells to go in across the country since 2000. Jared Moossy/Redux.
From Audubon Magazine

Big Oil's Best-Kept Secret

To keep itself off the Toxics Release Inventory, the fossil fuel industry might have a new trick up its sleeve—putting state attorneys general on the payroll.

Growing cannabis plants in the United Kingdom may be illegal, but proponents have been lawfully strewing the plant's seeds on behalf of birds across the country, from nameless meadows to David Cameron's backyard. Antonio Romero/Science Source.
International

Britain's Birders Campaign to Legalize Cannabis

A grassroots group in the U.K. is supplying birds with seeds from a forbidden plant.

A fouled wetland in Louisiana, in May 2010. Today we're still discovering damage from the spill. Kim Hubbard/Audubon
Audubon View

End Game

Five years after the Gulf oil spill, justice is about to be served.

John James Audubon's Purple Heron is our Reddish Egret. National Audubon Society.
From Audubon Magazine

A More Perfect Union

Audubon plus Audubon equals a spectacular new website.

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