Audubon Magazine Winter 2019


Could the Corvid Conservation Corps Replant a Forest After Fire?

Island Scrub-Jays are acorn-planting machines. Flying foresters might be just what today's scorched Western landscapes need.


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.


Three Perspectives on Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

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


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.


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 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?

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

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.

Audubon staff and members lobby on behalf of seabirds and forage fish at the U.S. Capitol. Luke Franke/Audubon
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.

Audubon staffers birding in Washington Square Park in New York City. Luke Franke/Audubon
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.

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