From Audubon Magazine

Miles of drying mudflats as waterbirds, including phalaropes, fly over head.

The Great Salt Lake Is Too Big—and Too Important—to Fail

— Utah’s leaders and advocates are mobilizing to save the largest saline lake ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere, a haven for people and migrating birds. Time and water are running out.
Left photo shows a close-up of a hand holding a bird with a yellow head, striped wings, and white belly. On the right, a hand holds a bird with a black-capped head and a black-and-white body.

This Pioneering Collaboration Will Open a New Window Into Bird Migration

— Pooling research from numerous international partners, Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative promises to paint the fullest picture yet of the awe-inspiring phenomenon.

The Bird Genoscape Project Aims to Unlock the Secrets in Birds’ Feathers

— Recent breakthroughs have allowed researchers from across the Western Hemisphere to begin building a library of avian DNA filled with insights about where birds migrate and their resilience to mounting pressures.

Where Do the Birds Go?

— Audubon’s Migratory Bird Initiative has already started to find out.

Making Discoveries and Connections in a Time of Migrations

— There’s much to celebrate, and still much we need to understand.
Snow Geese lift off at sunrise in the vicinity of the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, a stop on their spring migration.

How Migrating Snow Geese Helped Stretch My Perspective

— The seasonal movements of birds have captivated humans for millennia. Now we know enough about their flights to make surprising connections.

Flying Gardens of Maybe

— Artist Andrew S. Yang coaxes new life from seeds that bird-strike victims consumed, turning dead ends into second chances.

To Experience Migration in a New Way, Check Out a Bird Banding Station

— Visiting or volunteering at one of these sites can provide up-close avian encounters and a chance to contribute to valuable data collection.
Sandhill Cranes. In the 1680s, English minister and educator Charles Morton theorized that birds migrate to the moon for the winter.

A Brief History of How Scientists Have Learned About Bird Migration

— Researchers today can follow birds' paths as they fly thousands of miles. But it wasn't always that way. Scroll through more than two centuries of advances in understanding this natural wonder.

The Many Styles of Bird Migration Are More Varied Than You Think

— It's the journey, not the destination.