Audubon Magazine Summer 2016

Is this Black-crowned Night-Heron really bigger than a bridge? Perspective can change everything in birding. Chuck Seamens/Audubon Photography Awards
ID Tips

Five Ways to Troubleshoot Your Birding Problems

When your bird guide isn't getting it done, try these hacks and alternatives to make a better ID.

Great Gray Owl in Alaska. Michael Quinton/Minden Pictures/National Geographic Creative
From Audubon Magazine

Head to the North Woods—the Boreal Birds Are Waiting

Use this summer guide to explore the hidden treasures of the Boreal Forest.

The imprint of a Mourning Dove is the dramatic residue of a lethal encounter. Millions of migratory birds die each year after colliding with glass on buildings and homes. Robert McCaw
From Audubon Magazine

Making the World Safer for Birds, One Piece of Glass at a Time

At a research center in Pennsylvania, bird-friendly products are put to the test in a simple, yet foolproof way.

A mosaic of historical images of the canyon. Top insets courtesy of the Keystone-Mast Collection, California Museum of Photography, Riverside. Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, 2009
From Audubon Magazine

Who Will Stop Companies From Drilling Holes in the Grand Canyon?

As new mining claims threaten the national treasure, local tribes and conservationists are looking to Obama for help.

At the mouth of the Shark River in the southern edge of the Florida Everglades, an incoming tide from the Gulf of Mexico mixes with tannin-stained estuary water. Daily Overview/Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Legacy Florida Brings Money Back to the Everglades (Where It Belongs)

A new act ensures 20 years of funding to restore the imperiled River of Grass.

Red-breasted Sandpiper (Red Knot). Paper sculpture: Claire Brewster
Illustrated Aviary

Red Knot

Artist Claire Brewster uses pieces of the world to craft the birds that wander it.

This spot, 50 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, was once part of the Colorado River Delta wetlands, which have been effectively eliminated by upriver dams. Pete McBride
Audubon View

Smarter Water Decisions Could Help End the West's Dry Run

Audubon is working to make sure that new water-sharing rules protect and restore habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Letter From The Editor

A Closer Look at Birds, Humans, and Their Shared Experiences

In our new Flock Together series, you'll read inspiring stories about birds and the people who care about them.

Gary Marshall Rancher and Business owner Broken Circle Company photographed at his ranch. John Clark

How Malheur Became the Epicenter of Community-Led Conservation

The Malheur occupation depicted a landscape locked in conflict—but it was far from the truth.

From Audubon Magazine

Robot Birds Haven't Taken Over Our Society...Yet

With the combined powers of nature and machines, innovators can gather secret intelligence, protect our crops, and someday even deliver the mail.

Members of the Biodiversity Initiative on an expedition in Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. Tristan Spinski

Land of the Lost Birds: Searching for Life in the Forests of Bioko

A crew of American scientists is venturing into remote Equatorial Guinea, even as rampant development threatens its bird-filled wilderness.


How Do We Save the Salton Sea?

For decades California's largest lake has teetered on the edge of ecological disaster. But a new deal and action plan may finally be gaining momentum.

Chris Parish treated this female for lead poisoning last year, returning her to wild the after a couple of weeks, when she was healthy. Dawn Kish
Flock Together

Catch and Release: The Mission to Save the California Condor

To protect North America’s largest bird, Chris Parish and his crew must trap and treat the scavengers for lead poisoning.

Dalaikhan Itale wears traditional Kazakh garb out on the hunt with his Golden Eagle in western Mongolia. Cedric Angeles/Intersection Photos
Flock Together

There's an Ancient Bond Between Mongolia's Hunters and Golden Eagles

Since the time of Kublai Kahn, the Kazakh people have allied with raptors to find sustenance in a barren, mountainous land.

Flock Together

Behind the Scenes at Connecticut’s Biggest Baby Bird Nursery

It’s feeding time, all the time, at Sharon Audubon’s animal-rehab hospital.

A volunteer with NYC Audubon's Project Safe Flight holds a dead female Common Yellowthroat in front of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Francois Portmann
From Audubon Magazine

This Website Collects Obituaries for Birds—Here's Why You Should Use It

Thanks to D-Bird, citizen scientists are beginning to fill in the gaps on how many birds collide with buildings.

Eastern Bluebirds are one of three species being studied for Audubon's pilot citizen science project. Danny Brown/Audubon Photography Awards
Audubon In Action

Here’s Your First Look at Audubon’s New Birds and Climate Project

Climate Watch is getting volunteers across the country to admire bluebirds (for science).

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