Audubon Magazine November-December 2009

A black-tailed prairie dog peers up from its burrow at Prairie Dog Town, near Oakley, Kansas. Matt Slaby

Doggone: Prairie Dogs Face a New and Deadly Threat

Prairie dogs have been eliminated from more than 95 percent of their grassland habitat. And now they, and the vast and complicated ecosystems they sustain, face a new and deadly threat.

Buying Time

For bobolinks, savannah sparrows, and other birds that make their nests in hayfields, a delayed harvest can spell the difference between life and death. 

Beauty Contest

A new book presents a pure vision of birds, in glorious color and exquisite detail.

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