From Audubon Magazine

How a Photographer Captured This Eerie Shot of Godwits in the Haze

— Sebastian Velasquez ventured onto a smoky California beach to photograph birds foraging in a landscape choked by wildfire.

How to Catch a Rat

— In 2019 a Mexican island that harbors 95 percent of the world’s Black-vented Shearwaters received an unwanted vermin visitor. To nab the interloper, Isla Natividad’s human inhabitants had to get creative.

The Quest for 'Lost' Birds Delivers Highs and Lows

— Thousands of species exist in a liminal space of conservation—they haven't been seen in a long time, but that doesn't mean they are extinct. Groups hope to crowdsource more rediscoveries.

Lax Pesticide Policies Are Putting Wildlife Health at Risk, Experts Warn

— Scientists and advocates say neonicotinoids—shown to harm bees, birds, and other wildlife—need tougher regulation. The U.S. EPA has a key window to take action in the next year.
American Avocet by Phil Wheeler

Reimagining the American Avocet

— Phil Wheeler uses repeating patterns to unite a hungry wader with otherworldly terrain.
Elizabeth Gray bands a female Redwinged Blackbird during her graduate field studies.

I'm Proud To Be Part of Your Flock

— An introduction to Elizabeth Gray, the first woman to hold the title president or CEO at Audubon.

Conservation Photography Is About More Than Pretty Pictures

— Even some photos that can’t be captured tell a powerful story.

Coming Soon: The Top 100 Shots from the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

— Check back on July 13th for superb images of birds in all their varied glory!

How Farmers In New England Make Hay for Bobolinks

— Grassland birds in the Northeast face growing pressures. Programs that pay farmers to help them offer both a boost.

The Violent Cost of Conservation

— Each year more people die while attempting to protect the world’s most biodiverse places. It’s a trend poised to devastate the planet itself. How can we stem the rising tide of attacks to ensure a safer future for us all?