Audubon MagazineSeptember-October 2013

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Stalagmites Reveal Ancient Secrets

Rock formations show historic rainfall patterns in Borneo.

The Park Service Mulls a Decision About Michigan's Isle Royale

Wolves in one national park may go extinct without government intervention.

Seahorse Tails Spawn Invention

By Justine E. Hausheer
October 14, 2013 — A favorite sea creature inspires innovative gripping devices.

Injured Animals Get Help from an App

By Lindsey Konkel
October 10, 2013 — Smart phones could assist rehabbers coming to wounded wildlife's aid.

Birds Return to a Rat-Free Island

By Geoffrey Giller
October 07, 2013 — A small seabird is rebounding now that the rodents are gone.

Listening to Migrating Birds at Night May Help Ensure Their Safety

By T. Edward Nickens
October 04, 2013 — 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

By Alisa Opar
September 30, 2013 — When these predators feast on blubber they may even meet mates.

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

By Ted Williams
September 27, 2013 — What's good for protecting some species from longlines can lead to disaster for others.

Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Turtles

By Ted Williams
September 26, 2013 — 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?

By Ted Williams
September 24, 2013 — 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

By Amanda Mascarelli
September 15, 2013 — 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

By Susan Cosier
September 15, 2013 — 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

By Susan Cosier
September 14, 2013 — A renewable-energy rush off New England.

8 Great Fall Birding Trails

By Kenn Kaufman
September 12, 2013 — One of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth is upon us. Millions of birds are on the wing, covering thousands of miles across oceans and continents. Grab your favorite field guide and hit the road.

Audubon View

By David Yarnold
September 08, 2013 — The consequences of a warming climate--habitat loss, wildfires, flooding, and drought--threaten birds.

A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again

By Jane Braxton Little
September 05, 2013 — 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

By Bruce Barcott
August 28, 2013 — Ornithologist Steve Kress’s once-controversial methods are the gold standard for saving seabirds around the world.

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