Audubon MagazineWinter 2021

The invention of early home answering machines, such as the PhoneMate, helped birding hotlines take off in the 1950s to 1970s.
From Audubon Magazine

Where Have All the Rare Bird Alerts Gone?

Long before eBird, birders simply called up an avian hotline to learn where to chase unusual birds. Today these phone services are themselves sliding toward extinction—with one notable exception.

The Internet Has a Rat Poison Problem

How online sales of highly regulated, super-toxic rodenticides exploit gaps in the law and imperil wildlife.
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The Rise of Billion-Dollar Disasters

By Carlyn Kranking
January 06, 2022 — As extreme weather and climate events cause increasing devastation, people and birds are paying the price.
From Audubon Magazine

The Grand Dream of an International Park With Mexico Meets a Complicated Reality

By Francisco Cantú
December 20, 2021 — Much has changed since F.D.R. called for a great transboundary conservation area spanning the Rio Grande, but the vision lives on. Is it an idea whose time has come—or come and gone?
From Audubon Magazine

How to Feed Birds Safely This Winter

By Lauren Leffer
December 16, 2021 — Follow these tips to ensure that you’re creating a healthy environment for wildlife visitors you attract to your yard.

Add These Bird and Environmental Books to Your Holiday Reading List

By Xian Chiang-Waren
December 16, 2021 — No matter what you’re in the mood for, these great reads from 2021 have you covered.  
From Audubon Magazine

On Oneida Wetlands, Bird Surveys Affirm Tribal Conservation Success

By Xian Chiang-Waren
December 16, 2021 — A recent collaboration between Wisconsin birders and the Oneida Nation demonstrates how the tribe's decades-long habitat restoration paid off.
A conceptual illustration shows the hands of four different people putting coins in a bank shaped as the planet Earth.

How to Plan Your Financial Future While Investing in a Healthier Planet

By Jessica Leber
December 16, 2021 — Sustainable investing has gone mainstream. Is it time to put your money where your mouth is?
Audubon View

Birds and Bold Activists Take the World Stage in Glasgow

By Elizabeth Gray
December 16, 2021 — At the U.N. climate summit, Audubon’s CEO urged leaders to hear what birds are telling us and learned from youth and Indigenous campaigners.
Letter From the Editor

The Surprises We Find In Pursuit of Truth

By Jennifer Bogo
December 16, 2021 — Our latest issue offers a reminder that, even when we think we know where stories are going, they often take us to unexpected places.
From Audubon Magazine

It Takes a Helicopter Parent to Rescue a Rare Seabird from Extinction

By Jessica Bruder
December 16, 2021 — Raising the world’s entire population of Bermuda Petrels, or Cahows, requires undivided attention—and a relentless drive to see them succeed.
Behind the Shot

These Scrappy Photos Capture the Action-Packed World Beneath a Bird Feeder

By Carlyn Kranking
December 16, 2021 — A photographer pursues common yard wildlife from a different perspective.
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Behind the Mystery of Armenia's Oil-Covered White Storks

By Nyree Abrahamian
December 16, 2021 — In the half decade since oiled birds were first spotted, volunteers and conservationists have raced to care for the iconic animals—and pushed the government to address pollution sources.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

By Julie Leibach
December 16, 2021 — Artist John Paul Brammer finds inspiration in Oklahoma’s expansive skies and colorful Native American regalia.
An aerial view of the Seal River Watershed.
Boreal Forests

An Indigenous Alliance Rallies to Conserve the Summer Home of Millions of Birds

By Xian Chiang-Waren
November 30, 2021 — The Sayisi Dene and their Cree, Dene, and Inuit neighbors are surveying the remote avian habitats of the Seal River Watershed to help support their case for permanent protection.

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