Audubon MagazineMarch - April 2016

International Travel

Beyond the Coca Curtain: Can Birding Build an Economic Base in Colombia?

Colombia hosts more bird species than in any other country on the planet, but for years nobody dared to seek them. Now, with peace on the horizon, birders could offer a solution.

Here’s the Ugly Mess Coal’s Decline Could Leave Behind

Some of the biggest companies haven’t been setting aside resources to clean up their mines, and the Interior Department is stepping in.

Meet the Bird Brainiacs: Eurasian Jay

By Michael Balter
February 29, 2016 — Superstar scientist Nicky Clayton uses worms and chocolate teddy bears to help figure out where bird and human intelligence intersect.

Meet the Bird Brainiacs: American Crow

By Kat McGowan
February 29, 2016 — Corvid expert John Marzluff scans crows’ brains to crack the mystery of what makes these smart birds so successful.

Meet the Bird Brainiacs: Common Raven

By Alisa Opar
February 29, 2016 — Tortoise biologist Tim Shields is trying to keep an endangered species from being eaten by ravens—without harming a feather in the process.
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Lessons From the World’s Biggest Year

By Noah Strycker
February 29, 2016 — After 365 days and a new world record, Noah reflects on what he learned—and shares some tips for anyone itching to get outside.
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Sonoma Creek Marsh’s New Look is a Boon for Wildlife

By Luke Whelan
February 29, 2016 — Thanks to the efforts of three conservation groups, a crucial piece of California wetland is now open for business.
Audubon View

Walking the Sustainability Walk

By David Yarnold
February 29, 2016 — It’s more important than ever to do business with green companies.
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Five of the Most Epic Bird Heists in History

February 29, 2016 — When bird meets bandit, there's usually an unhappy ending. Here are some of the craziest.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Purple Gallinule

By Olimpia Zagnoli
February 29, 2016 — Olimpia Zagnoli's bird has plenty of style—both on and off the page.

How Two Old Pipelines Put the Great Lakes (and its Birds) at Risk

By Molly Bennet
February 29, 2016 — Environmentalists' worry over a decades-old oil pipeline running under Michigan's water has inspired them to keep closer tabs on local wildlife.

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