Audubon Magazine September-October 2011

Trash Fish: It's What's For Dinner

Obscure fish are becoming the increasingly trendy eco-choice meal.

World's Largest Bat Colony Benefits Birds and Farms

The bats in Texas's Bracken Cave are effective insecticides. Preserving the land where they live helps other wildlife, too.

Earth Almanac

Porcupine passion; an eight-legged lynx; more.

Poison Control

New rodenticide regulations protect raptors and could save seabirds.

Jenga Mwendo is greening a little corner of her hometown. Lizzy Cooper-Davis

A Garden Grows in New Orleans

Jenga Mwendo is greening a little corner of her hometown.

Blues guitarist and founder of Voice of the Wetlands, Tab Benoit.1 Jerry Moran

Bayou Blues

Musician Tab Benoit plays to save Louisiana’s wetlands.

The Long Goodbye

A new book traces one ornithologist’s quixotic efforts to study and preserve the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Rays That Pay

Enticed by state and federal energy incentives, a utility rebate program, and falling prices for solar panels, a Colorado couple hooks their home up to the sun.

Climate Solutions

Here Comes the Sun

The Southwest’s deserts offer promise for solar power development. They also boast incredible biodiversity. New initiatives are looking to tap into the vast energy potential without threatening the wildlife and plants that depend on this fragile land.

Off the Beaten Path

Wildlife tracking is making a comeback, attracting outdoor enthusiasts and biologists alike. For some it’s an engrossing hobby; for others it’s a critical contribution to conservation.  

English oak at Blenheim Palace, in England. Simon Norfolk

Soldiering On

An arboreal army marches across England.

Audubon View

Can our conservation efforts embrace our nation's demography?

Lights, Binoculars, Action!

Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson chat about portraying birders hell-bent on tallying the most species in their new film The Big Year.

The Big Screen

The author writes about what it’s like to have his book made into a major motion picture featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Will birding ever be the same?

Free-Range Chickens

Lesser prairie chickens are almost cooked. But in the West, sensible planning and healthy partnerships hold promise—if Americans would only abandon their current policy of wind, oil, and gas development anywhere, at any cost.

The Art of Observation

Curiosity and field skills guide a photographer through tropical rainforests to study nature through science and art.

Angela Park, Founder, Diversity Matters Wayne Lawrence/INSTITUTE

Facing the Future

While environmental groups often work toward preserving biodiversity in ecosystems, many are now grappling with trying to figure out how to diversify their own ranks.

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