Audubon MagazineSeptember - 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.
Illustrated Aviary

American Crow

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

Keep the Comments Coming

By Mark Jannot
August 31, 2015 — Your opinions can lead to pivotal conversations about conservation.
Climate-Threatened Birds

Wood Thrushes Connect Bird Lovers Across Borders

By Susan Matthews
August 31, 2015 — A crowd-funded geotagging project helped researchers figure out where these birds spend their lives.

A Definitive Guide to Congress' Attacks on Conservation Law

By Alisa Opar
August 31, 2015 — This year we've seen an absurd number of assaults on legislation and agencies that protects birds and their habitat.

Tar Sands Mining Hits the American West

By Joshua Zaffos
August 31, 2015 — A plan is in place to open the first commercial mine in Utah.

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

By Alisa Opar
August 31, 2015 — In Canada’s remote Wood Buffalo National Park, the endangered whooper continues its comeback—one (soggy) nest at a time.

Tick Tock Goes the Sage-Grouse Conservation Clock

By Alisa Opar
August 31, 2015 — Here's the breakdown of how much time has been spent keeping the Greater Sage-Grouse off the Endangered Species List.
Flock Together

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

By Alisa Opar
August 31, 2015 — Photographer Tom Lynn’s takes an intimate look at a Whooping Crane reintroduction program, from hatching to disguised human parenting to release.

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

By Claudia Dreifus
August 31, 2015 — The famed naturalist's newest book, written from a retirement home, is a provocative and urgent call to save the planet, and its species.

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

By Becca Cudmore
August 31, 2015 — By rigging the Harvard Forest with cameras, sensors, and even hotter air, scientists can study the future.

Bird vs. Building: Portraits of Flight Gone Wrong

By Rene Ebersole
August 31, 2015 — Minneapolis artist Miranda Brandon gives victims of bird strikes new life.

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

By Brooke Jarvis
August 31, 2015 — It involves a whole lot of native plants—and a whole lot of optimism.

How to Keep Birds Out of the Outhouse

By Jane Braxton Little
August 31, 2015 — Open pipes kill thousands of birds out West every year.
From Audubon Magazine

Coming Attractions: Fall 2015

August 31, 2015 — Events for bird lovers across the country.
Audubon View

Answering the Call of Climate Change

By David Yarnold
August 31, 2015 — We asked you to help Audubon act on climate threats to birds, and you did.

Can We Learn to Handle the Heat of Forest Fires?

By Jane Braxton Little
August 28, 2015 — With climate change turning up the temperature and the state in a four-year drought, wildfires are scorching California like never before. In the “nuke zone” scientists are looking for clues to how forests cope.

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