Audubon Magazine September - October 2015


Welcome to Warblerstock, Ohio's Grooviest Birding Festival

During spring migration, Magee Marsh braces itself for an all-out warbler (and birder) invasion.

Illustration: Harry Campbell

A Definitive Guide to Congress' Attacks on Conservation Law

This year we've seen an absurd number of assaults on legislation and agencies that protects birds and their habitat.


E.O. Wilson Wants Us to Leave Half of the Earth Alone—Here's Why

The famed naturalist's newest book, written from a retirement home, is a provocative and urgent call to save the planet, and its species.


A Bird's Eye View of Whooping Cranes' Isolated Wetlands

In Canada’s remote Wood Buffalo National Park, the endangered whooper continues its comeback—one (soggy) nest at a time.

Illustrated Aviary

American Crow

In the creative mind of Ralph Steadman, the corvid channels independence.

Cedar Waxwings. Patrick Dennen/Audubon Photography Awards
Letter From The Editor

Keep the Comments Coming

Your opinions can lead to pivotal conversations about conservation.


How Scientists Are Racing to Save a Rare Hawaiian Bird From Extinction

It involves a whole lot of native plants—and a whole lot of optimism.


Tar Sands Mining Hits the American West

A plan is in place to open the first commercial mine in Utah.


What a High-Tech Forest Can Teach us About Global Warming

By rigging the Harvard Forest with cameras, sensors, and even hotter air, scientists can study the future.


Tick Tock Goes the Sage-Grouse Conservation Clock

Here's the breakdown of how much time has been spent keeping the Greater Sage-Grouse off the Endangered Species List.

Climate-Threatened Birds

Wood Thrushes Connect Bird Lovers Across Borders

A crowd-funded geotagging project helped researchers figure out where these birds spend their lives.

Flock Together

How to Raise a Wild Bird: The Tricks and Costumes Behind the Whooping Crane's Return

Photographer Tom Lynn’s takes an intimate look at a Whooping Crane reintroduction program, from hatching to disguised human parenting to release.


How to Keep Birds Out of the Outhouse

Open pipes kill thousands of birds out West every year.

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Answering the Call of Climate Change

We asked you to help Audubon act on climate threats to birds, and you did.

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