Audubon MagazineSpring 2019


Mixed Blessings

Tribal aviaries provide a legal supply of Bald and Golden Eagle feathers for ceremonial use, but not enough—so poachers put wild birds in peril.

Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

Acoustic monitoring combined with powerful machine learning is giving researchers new insights into the elusive Ashy Storm-Petrel. It's just one way that artificial intelligence can tackle pressing conservation challenges.

Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States

By Rene Ebersole
March 22, 2019 — A new Audubon report pinpoints 30 projects that, if financed, would be a boon for birds and people alike.

Conservation Groups Paddle to Victory for a Disappearing Nesting Site

By Emily Williams
March 22, 2019 — South Carolina’s Crab Bank gets a second chance, thanks to quick work by a flotilla of activists.

Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

By Ryan Goldberg
March 22, 2019 — Thirteen years ago, six teens helped launch a group for young birders in Ohio. Since then, others across the world have adopted their model.

Follow Adélie Penguins On Their Journey Into the Long Polar Night

By Hannah Waters
March 22, 2019 — New research to discover the birds' mysterious winter foraging grounds may help protect the species as climate change transforms Antarctica.

Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

By Jessica Leber
March 22, 2019 — More scientists are embracing inventive ways to decode the biology and behavior of a unique bird family.

Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

By Shweta Karikehalli
March 21, 2019 — A community-science project helps conservationists understand—and protect—the imperiled migratory species.
Medical Mysteries

How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

By Knvul Sheikh
March 21, 2019 — To treat human disorders like ADHD, neuroscientist Shreesh Mysore has unlocked the key to the Barn Owl’s extraordinary focus.

How U.S. Agencies Are Fudging the Numbers on Environmental Regulations

By Andy McGlashen
March 21, 2019 — By writing their own accounting rules, EPA and DOI officials are justifying decisions that endanger our health.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the American Kestrel

By Julie Leibach
March 21, 2019 — Visual storyteller Maude White honed her falcon with years of practice and a small, sharp knife.
Letter From the Editor

A Club for Everyone

By Jennifer Bogo
March 21, 2019 — Birds bring people together, but sometimes it requires a thoughtful assist.
Audubon View

Training the Next Generation of Conservation Icons

By David Yarnold
March 21, 2019 — Audubon is building a more sustainable future by incubating the leaders of tomorrow, today.

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