Audubon Magazine September-October 2013

Seahorse Tails Spawn Invention

A favorite sea creature inspires innovative gripping devices.

Injured Animals Get Help from an App

Smart phones could assist rehabbers coming to wounded wildlife's aid.

Birds Return to a Rat-Free Island

A small seabird is rebounding now that the rodents are gone.

Listening to Migrating Birds at Night May Help Ensure Their Safety

On autumn and spring evenings, hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of birds migrate across North America. Cutting-edge recording devices are capturing the tiny chips and chirps these birds make while in flight, helping conservationists plot a pro

Great White Sharks Binge on Dead Whales

When these predators feast on blubber they may even meet mates.

Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Billfish, Sharks, and Tuna

What's good for protecting some species from longlines can lead to disaster for others.

Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Turtles

Many sea turtles die each year from longline fishing, but circle hooks and buoy gear help protect loggerheads and leatherbacks.

Will the World Adopt Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices?

The U.S. is setting the standard for ecologically sustainable longline fishing. Now it’s time to make sure the rest of the world gets onboard.

Arctic Researchers Race to Uncover Effects of Global Warming on Songbirds

Ornithologists are in a race against time to document shifts at the top of the world that could foreshadow what’s to come in lower latitudes.

Bye-bye Golf Courses, Hello Nature Preserves

The Great Recession had at least one silver lining for wildlife: Golf courses are being turned into natural protected places. 

Wind Energy Developers Snap Up Offshore Leases

A renewable-energy rush off New England.


8 Great Fall Birding Trails

Grab your favorite field guide and hit the trails to see one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.

Audubon View

The consequences of a warming climate--habitat loss, wildfires, flooding, and drought--threaten birds.

Owens Lake, at the base of the Inyo Mountains, covers nearly 100 square miles. The lakebed is crisscrossed by a grid of driveable dikes that hide hundreds of miles of pipeline. Photograph by Rosalie Winard

A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again

Two hundred miles north of Los Angeles, windswept Owens Lake was the victim of one of the most audacious water grabs in the history of the American West. Now it is the site of one of its most innovative restorations.


A Crazy Idea to Bring Back Atlantic Puffins Is a Success

Ornithologist Steve Kress’s once-controversial methods are the gold standard for saving seabirds around the world.

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