Audubon Magazine March - April 2016

Eurasian Jays have long been counted among the world's smartest corvids, and they are expert mimics. Another impressive finding: They possess the ability to empathize with others. Trevor Ray Hart

Meet the Bird Brainiacs: Eurasian Jay

Superstar scientist Nicky Clayton uses worms and chocolate teddy bears to help figure out where bird and human intelligence intersect.

Testing a raven-repelling laser in the Mojave Desert. The beam, which doesn't harm its targets, has a range of roughly a mile. Tom Fowlks

Meet the Bird Brainiacs: Common Raven

Tortoise biologist Tim Shields is trying to keep an endangered species from being eaten by ravens—without harming a feather in the process.

A lump of Anthracite Coal from a coal mine in West Virginia. Dan Winters

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.

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Lessons From the World’s Biggest Year

After 365 days and a new world record, Noah reflects on what he learned—and shares some tips for anyone itching to get outside.

A group of Western and Least Sandpipers arrives to forage in their new habitat. Rachel Spadafore/Audubon
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Sonoma Creek Marsh’s New Look is a Boon for Wildlife

Thanks to the efforts of three conservation groups, a crucial piece of California wetland is now open for business.

Besides greening its operations, Toyota has invested millions in community conservation projects. David Flores/Toyota TogetherGreen
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Walking the Sustainability Walk

It’s more important than ever to do business with green companies.

Illustrated Aviary

Purple Gallinule

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

Environmentalists' worry over a decades-old oil pipeline running under Michigan's water has inspired them to keep closer tabs on local wildlife.

Illustration: Serge Bloch
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Five of the Most Epic Bird Heists in History

When bird meets bandit, there's usually an unhappy ending. Here are some of the craziest.

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