Audubon Magazine Winter 2018


A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska's Pristine and Imperiled Arctic Refuge

Paddling along the refuge's coastal plain reveals how oil development threatens one of the nation's last truly wild places.


How Many Birds Disappear Between Migration Seasons? We Now Have a Clue.

New research has found that a third of the avian population that winters in the mainland United States might not survive till spring. But why?

Barron gives a lesson on native plants and birds to students at Whitehall Elementary School in May. The plant beds seen here were built by Audubon and are maintained by Whitehall Elementary students. Rachel Wisniewski

How an Audubon Educator Transformed an Entire Pennsylvania Community with Native Plants

Thanks to some seeds, soil, and a lot of dedication, students are learning about science, connecting with nature, and greening the city of Norristown.


These U.S. Cities Are Proactively Planning for Climate Change

Guided by science, coastal hubs like the Bay Area are building in resiliency before disaster ensues.


Are Starlings the Key to Making Guam's Forests Sing Again?

Decades after the brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s birds, biologists have an ambitious plan to bring native species back to the stunning island.


The Surprising Connection Between Birds, Facebook, and Other Social Networks

Common songbirds in Britain’s Wytham Woods are providing an unprecedented window into avian affairs—and maybe even our own.

Letter From The Editor

When Problems Present, So Do New Opportunities to Help Birds

While we can't predict every unintended consequence, we know enough to head them off.

Illustrated Aviary

Tricolored Heron

With a doomed frog and Mexican flair, illustrator Llew Mejia adds a fresh take on this classic print.

Audubon View

From Native Plants to Clean Energy, We Lead Where Birds Need Us

Despite headwinds, Audubon landed a number of wins in 2018. There’s plenty to build on next year.

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