Audubon MagazineNovember - December 2015

Illustrated Aviary

Wild Turkey

Artist James Yang uses basic shapes to illustrate a bird's form and function.
Faith & Climate

Why Paris May Be One Sinking Nation's Last Hope

A reverend and climate activist from Tuvalu explains what's happening in his home—and why the world must act now to save the island and its residents.

The Burning Man of Birding: Inside Iceland's Puffin Festival

By Brian Kevin
November 01, 2015 — For decades Icelanders have celebrated the Atlantic Puffin even while they've served it up on plates. But some traditions can't last forever.
From Audubon Magazine

Can Two Frozen Testicles Bring Back the Spix's Macaw?

By Roberto Kaz
November 01, 2015 — The discovery of a parrot named Presley could help resurrect a near-extinct species.

Getting Roads Out of the Tongass (Again)

By Emily Silber
November 01, 2015 — A federal court bars Alaska from building logging routes through vital parts of the forest.
From Audubon Magazine

Birds Offer a Way Out(side) for Troubled Kids

By Erica Langston
November 01, 2015 — Students in Pennsylvania get a lesson on life while building a rain garden for Purple Martins.
Audubon View

For the Greater Sage-Grouse, Commonsense Conservation

By David Yarnold
November 01, 2015 — A collaborative plan means a real future for the western bird.
From Audubon Magazine

Piping Plovers Get a Protected Park in the Bahamas

By Purbita Saha
November 01, 2015 — Thanks in part to the efforts of Audubon's shorebird experts, the plovers' wintering grounds are now a national park.
Letter From the Editor

Canaries in Paris

By Mark Jannot
November 01, 2015 — What's the point of an early warning if we refuse to take heed?

How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From the Brink

By Elizabeth Deatrick
November 01, 2015 — One man, 300 decoys, and a pair of speakers on a barren island in the East China Sea may just save this critically endangered bird.
From Audubon Magazine

6 Horrifying Bird Plagues—and How to Stop Them

By Brooke Borel
November 01, 2015 — These tiny scourges can cause mass casualties among avians.
From Audubon Magazine

How Young Chileans Are Saving the Hudsonian Godwit

By Susan McGrath
October 30, 2015 — As fishing, logging, and wind farms take over the island of Chiloé, the shorebird is on the brink of losing its wintering grounds. Now locals are coming to the rescue.

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