Audubon Magazine Summer 2018


These Century-Old Photos Inspired Some of the West's First Bird Refuges

From early conservation "selfies" to close-up shots of nesting birds, the images are curated from a vast new digital archive.


Teresa Baker, Activist and Hiker, on Why Kids Are the Future of Our Public Lands

Instagram feeds and internships are encouraging young people of color to join the environmental movement. But we can do more.


Check Out Conner Youngblood's Moving Music Video Featuring a Utah Bird Refuge

The talented performer captures the essence of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in this immersive ode.


From Nuisance to Nest: This Artist Makes Shelters From Fallen Limbs and Trees

An educator and dreamer, Californian Jayson Fann perches his larger-than-life creations on the green cliffs of Big Sur and beyond.


How the U.S. Government Is Aggressively Censoring Climate Science

By keeping the public in the dark, federal agencies create an environment where inaction is justified.

Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the American White Ibis

April SGaana Jaad White uses Northwest Coast designs to reimagine this Southeastern bird.

Letter From The Editor

The Power of Pictures to Promote Conservation

Photography can communicate the beauty and fragility of nature. It can also help build a movement to save it.

Audubon View

Stand Up for Your Public Lands

This summer, get outside and get organized to protect America’s national parks and monuments.

Audubon Photography Awards

The 2018 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

Feast your eyes on these always exquisite, sometimes hilarious, images, and find out the backstory behind each spectacular shot.

Jay Bolden, a senior biologist with pharma giant Eli Lilly, has spent the last five years proving a synthetic molecule works as well as horseshoe crab blood in a life-saving medical test. Timothy Fadek/Redux

Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

It took a dedicated birder to convince pharma giant Eli Lilly to use a synthetic compound instead of horseshoe crab blood in a mandatory medical test. Now, he hopes the rest of industry will follow.


Florida's Wading Birds Are Nesting In Droves This Year

An extra-wet rainy season shows that, given a chance, the Everglades ecosystem can bounce back from a century of abuse.


Meet Eight Birds That Depend on the Farm Bill

From North Carolina forests to California rice fields, the farm bill is a powerful tool for protecting and restoring avian habitat. As Congress begins rewriting the legislation, birders should pay close attention.

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