Audubon MagazineMay-June 2012

Why I'm a Birder

Jane Alexander

For this Tony Award-winning actress, avian conservation is a big part of being a birder.

Working Lands: A California Couple Builds Habitat Along Stream Edges

Olive and prune farmers Peter and Debbie Hunter create environments where wildlife thrives.

Working Lands: A Family Making Maple Syrup Grows Sugar Bush for Birds

By Rene Ebersole
July 06, 2012 — Tig and Elise Tillinghast show how sweet it is making a living while preserving bird habitat.
International Travel

Journey to Quebec’s Saint Lawrence River

By T. Edward Nickens
July 05, 2012 — An unpredictable haven for cetaceans, as well as hundreds of thousands of birds, Quebec’s St. Lawrence River is an eco-traveler’s dream.

Earth Almanac

By Ted Williams
June 15, 2012 — One tough little warbler; ten-inch terrors; a ticklish beetle; the march of avocets; sky-high sheep; and more. 

Green Guru: How Safe Are BPA Alternatives?

By Susan Cosier
June 11, 2012 — Alternatives to BPA may not be as safe as you think, so choose wisely. 

Art Aims to Protect Birds from Glass

By Susan Cosier
June 05, 2012 — College students design films to prevent birds from crashing into windows.

Birds that Perish During Migration are the Stuff of Education

By Julie Leibach
June 04, 2012 — The fate of migrating birds a century ago can teach us plenty right now.

Raising Baby Corals for Reef Restoration

By Rachel Nuwer
May 30, 2012 — Restoring the Florida Keys, one piece at a time. 

Protecting Hawaii's Precious Plants

By Michele Berger
May 30, 2012 — Planting native blossoms gives Oahu's unique landscape a fighting chance.

Bringing Science to the Forefront of Presidential Debates

By Katherine Bagley
May 29, 2012 — A group urges the presidential candidates to discuss science, technology, and the environment.

Audubon View

By David Yarnold
May 23, 2012 — Major wind developers have pledged to voluntarily incorporate bird-friendly guidelines in the construction of new wind energy projects and to modify existing turbines. 

Birding by Zipline

By Jennifer Bogo
May 16, 2012 — Clipping into a zipline and flying through the canopy of a West Virginia hardwood forest gives thrill seekers a decidedly different perspective on their favorite birds. 

Is DDT Here to Stay?

By Peter Friederici
May 14, 2012 — Thanks to Rachel Carson’s crusade, DDT was banned and birds are rebounding. If only it were that simple. 

Working Lands: A New York Farm Owner Manages Fields For Grassland Birds

By Mary Thill
May 10, 2012 — Gail W. Miller's 174-year-old farm is worth the upkeep to protect grassland birds such as bobolinks.  

Rachel Carson and JFK, an Environmental Tag Team

By Douglas Brinkley
May 08, 2012 — On the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring’s publication, a best-selling historian shows the extent to which John Kennedy and his administration defended Rachel Carson’s controversial work against the chemical industry’s onslaught.

Working Lands: A Missouri Farmer Saves Prairie and Grassland Birds

By Joel Vance
April 30, 2012 — Creating conditions species need to thrive in Hi Lonesome.

Kicking the Coal Habit

By Ted Williams
April 23, 2012 — America may be coming to grips with the dark side of our cheapest, most abundant energy source, but a plan to unload it on Asia threatens to poison our planet.

The Pacific Northwest's Underwater Wilderness

By Susan Cosier
April 19, 2012 — The rich and murky undersea world off the Pacific Northwest inspires a photographer to endure freezing waters to shoot dazzling creatures.

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