Audubon Magazine May-June 2013

Catching Fireflies on Camera

A photographer immerses himself in one of nature's most dazzling light shows.

Audubon Priority Bird: Roseate Spoonbill

The unmistakable "flame bird" is one of North America's most unusual looking waders.


Remarkably Curious and Intelligent, Crows and Ravens Deserve a Closer Look

A new book offers a close look at the lives of these wonderfully smart, charismatic birds.


Night Lights May Affect Urban Birds

Birds exposed to artificial light in cities get an early start to mating season.

A Comeback for the Passenger Pigeon?

A new project aims bring a famous bird back from extinction.

What Makes Bird Vision So Cool

They use their right and left eyes differently. Some may sleep on the wing. They may even be able to see the earth's magnetic field. Welcome to the amazing world of bird vision.

Volunteers Tap Trees for Climate Clues

A project to collect core samples from trees could shed light on the effects of global warming.

Climate Solutions

Sea Urchins Illuminate How to Trap Carbon Dioxide

A marine creature shows researchers a new way to capture a potent greenhouse gas.

A Boost for Long Island Sound

Investment in green infrastructure proves to be a boon for the waterway.

Drones Help Track Nests

Researchers use robots to survey and conserve breeding water birds.

Dung Beetles Navigate by the Stars

The Milky Way guides intrepid insects.

The Healing Power of Birds

A Toyota TogetherGreen fellow uses stuffed animals and birdfeeders to treat people with dementia.

Young Guatemalans Take On Citizen Science

Student scientists track birds in mountainous cloudforests of Central America.

International Travel

The Falkland Islands: A Birder’s Grail Destination

The otherworldly, windswept Falklands are home to such a vast and diverse array of wildlife—including five species of penguins—that the archipelago has become a grail destination for adventurous birders and nature lovers.

Roseate Spoonbills Send Warning Signs About the Florida Everglades

Decades after they staged a major comeback from plume hunting, one of the world's most bizarre and beautiful birds is struggling in South Florida. Does this spell trouble for the entire Everglades ecosystem?

Fight Club: A Ragtag Crew Races to Save Disappearing Trees

Backcountry activists in the Mountain West defend the whitebark pine against climate change and beetle attacks.

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