Audubon Magazine November - December 2015

Illustrated Aviary

Wild Turkey

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

Tafue Lusama sees this year's U.N. climate conference as the last hope for saving his home country and other Pacific Island nations. Rodney Dekker
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.

From Audubon Magazine

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

The discovery of a parrot named Presley could help resurrect a near-extinct species.

The 17 million acres of ancient trees, glaciers, valleys, and peat bogs in the Tongass offer up a habitat smorgasbord for the myriad species that live there. Mark Meyer

Getting Roads Out of the Tongass (Again)

A federal court bars Alaska from building logging routes through vital parts of the forest.

Glen Mills School student Jeremiah Williams helps out with the planting of a rain garden to provide insects for the school's Purple Martin colony. Cole Wilson
From Audubon Magazine

Birds Offer a Way Out(side) for Troubled Kids

Students in Pennsylvania get a lesson on life while building a rain garden for Purple Martins.

Greater Sage-Grouse. Ronan Donovan/Audubon Photography Awards
Audubon View

For the Greater Sage-Grouse, Commonsense Conservation

A collaborative plan means a real future for the western bird.

Illustration: Doug Thompson/State Dept.
Letter From The Editor

Canaries in Paris

What's the point of an early warning if we refuse to take heed?

Audubon's Matt Jeffery treks across the flats after a shorebird survey at the Bahamas' new Joulter Cays National Park. Walker Golder/Audubon
From Audubon Magazine

Piping Plovers Get a Protected Park in the Bahamas

Thanks in part to the efforts of Audubon's shorebird experts, the plovers' wintering grounds are now a national park.

A pair of Chinese Crested Terns—look for the black-tipped beaks—mingle with their more common cousins, Greater Crested Terns. Jiang Kehong/Xinhua Press/Corbis

How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From the Brink

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

These tiny scourges can cause mass casualties among avians.

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