Audubon MagazineSpring 2020


Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

Participants in the Sagebrush in Prisons Project find peace and purpose helping the bird's habitat recover from increasingly devastating wildfires.

Researchers Are Retracing the Steps of a Century-Old Expedition to See How California's Birdlife Has Changed

In 1908, Joseph Grinnell began a 30-year project to document the state’s wildlife. Now, a modern resurvey of his study sites is yielding unprecedented insights into birds’ vulnerabilities and resilience.

How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation

By Lesley Evans Ogden
March 25, 2020 — Women in India have banded together to build empathy for the Greater Adjutant Stork—starting by celebrating the bird's nesting season.

This Brutal Pesticide Creates a 'Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

By Rene Ebersole
March 24, 2020 — Carbofuran, a century-old chemical, is increasingly being weaponized against birds and other wildlife, decimating entire food webs.

On a Patch of Ohio Prairie, Aviation and Conservation Collide

By Kevin Williams
March 23, 2020 — An Audubon center is fighting to protect Dayton's Knoop Prairie from development, saying the environmental costs go too far.

When Female Birds Are Overlooked, Conservation Suffers

By Tyler Santora
March 23, 2020 — Ornithologists are trying to correct biases and misguided assumptions that can undermine environmental efforts and scientific knowledge.
Audubon View

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Let's Not Trade One Tragedy for Another

By David Yarnold
March 23, 2020 — Audubon will hold politicians and power companies accountable so we don't sacrifice birds to achieve much-needed carbon reductions.
Letter From the Editor

Conservation History Provides Lessons We Should Heed

By Jennifer Bogo
March 23, 2020 — By examining our past, we can navigate toward a better, safer future.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Black Skimmer

By Priyanka Runwal
March 22, 2020 — Ana Galvañ uses warm tones, stencil textures, and bold shapes to reimagine this graceful seabird.

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