Audubon Magazine November-December 2011

Earth Almanac

Earth Almanac

Forest clowns; desert drummers; color schemers; high-altitude acrobats; more.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Rue Mapp is using social media to lure people outdoors.

Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

How much did humans contribute to this year’s extreme weather events?

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

A makeover turns manmade Aramburu Island into rich wildlife habitat.

Birding That Counts

Birding That Counts

Thousands of volunteers make invaluable contributions—and have lots of fun—taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.

The Other Arctic

The Other Arctic

When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness—also teeming with birds.

Life Support

Life Support

The news for Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades’ lungs and kidneys, is mixed at best. But at last we understand what’s at stake and how to heal the lake.

Sea Lover's Delight

Sea Lover's Delight

Home to creatures gorgeous and gross, the fascinating underwater world comes to life on the page.

Take a Puffin Home

Take a Puffin Home

A photographer's images help aquaint auks with those who want to adopt them. 

Audubon View

Audubon View

From Audubon's deep roots, a modern social networking movement grows.

Safety Net

Safety Net

There are only 245 vaquita left in the wild. To save the rare porpoises, the Mexican government has launched an innovative project that pays fishermen to hang up their nets.

Ocean Drifters

Ocean Drifters

The stunning and varied world of plankton—microscopic marine creatures—remains largely a mystery. But it’s becoming clearer that these tiny animals have a big impact on our lives.

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