Audubon Magazine May-June 2014

Illustrated Aviary

Yellow-throated Warbler

A Toronto artist offers his geometric take on this iconic bird of the south.

Plastic Ingestion Killing Shearwaters

But not for the reason you might think.

Tall Grasses Might Be Key to Cutting Birdstrikes

An Audubon chapter is partnering with Dayton International Airport to reduce bird-aircraft collisions.

Fighting Bird Poachers at China’s Poyang Lake

Stopping illegal bird hunting in China’s largest freshwater lakes is an uphill battle.

Ruth Greenberg just before her divorce and move to Greenwich, Connecticut, Ruth went birding with Paul in Harrison, New York. Courtesy of Paul Greenberg

Birding Brought Them Together

A son and his difficult mother found common ground outdoors.

Eerie Luna Moth. Rainey Gregg

“Come on Over to the Dark Side,” Moth-lover Urges Birders

In the dead of night, John Pickering and fellow enthusiasts head out in search of moths.

From the font lines (left to right): Marianne Korosy, Lindsay Addison, and Kerri Dikun Photograph by David Yarnold

The View: People and Plovers

Meet some of the folks who drive our on-the-ground conservation.


Walking With Penguins

With her shepherd’s crook made of rebar, researcher “Hurricane Dee” Boersma still rules—and Argentina’s Magellanic penguins still follow.

Passenger Pigeon. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.  Photograph by Marc Schlossman/Panos Pictures

Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct

And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared.

Prairie pothole region - Missouri coteau. A county road divides plowed grassland for agricultural production around pothole wetlands. Photograph by Michael Forsberg

Farm Bill Will Yield Benefits to Birds and Other Wildlife

Conservationists say the long-stalled legislation contains a number of victories.

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