Audubon Magazine Winter 2019

Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets
From Audubon Magazine

Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets

Mounting scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of the outdoors is helping shape innovations in medicine, education, and more.

How to Boost Your Mindfulness and Empathy While Birding
From Audubon Magazine

How to Boost Your Mindfulness and Empathy While Birding

Turning your focus to nature and wildlife can help allay stress and anxiety. But always make others feel at ease, too.

Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature
From Audubon Magazine

Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

The outdoors may help us focus or heal, but many grow up isolated from it.

Dramatic Swings in Great Lakes Water Levels Make Life Tough for Birds
From Audubon Magazine

Dramatic Swings in Great Lakes Water Levels Make Life Tough for Birds

On Wisconsin's Cat Islands and around the region, wildlife managers are working to create avian safe harbors from the climate-fueled fluctuations.

As Demand for New Technology Increases, Mining Threatens Pristine Places
From Audubon Magazine

As Demand for New Technology Increases, Mining Threatens Pristine Places

From smartphones to electric-car batteries, minerals are essential. Can places like Alaska's Bristol Bay survive unscathed?

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?
From Audubon Magazine

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

After 40-plus years of leading sold-out pelagic birding tours off the California coast, the trailblazing conservationist says it’s time to retire.

Reimagining the Great Cormorant
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Great Cormorant

Martin Haake's collage-style design enlivens the bird's dark plumage—and gives it a fish to snack on.

It’s the Start of a New Year, and Time to Act
Audubon View

It’s the Start of a New Year, and Time to Act

Let’s take the momentum from 2019 and translate it to lasting change.

When We Need Them Most, Birds and Nature Are At Our Service
Letter From The Editor

When We Need Them Most, Birds and Nature Are At Our Service

The natural world holds tremendous value, in ways both expected and surprising—if only we let it.