From Audubon Magazine

Letter From the Editor

Let’s Be Real

By Jennifer Bogo
July 11, 2023 — Not only do the best visuals look impressive; they also reflect what’s true.
Audubon View

Our Next Five Years of Climate Action

By Elizabeth Gray
July 11, 2023 — Audubon is ready for swift and bold action on renewables and natural carbon storage at this critical time for the planet.
The Aviary

A Sculpture That Captures the Dry Reality for Black-necked Stilts

By Jessica McKenzie
July 11, 2023 — Artist Sarah Conti situates life-size versions of the shorebirds in a disappearing habitat.
A crowd watches a baseball game while a flock of birds circles overhead.
From Audubon Magazine

Why Baseball and Birding Go Together Like Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

By Joe Trezza
July 10, 2023 — America’s pastime presents plenty of opportunities to spot birds, according to sports writer Joe Trezza.
A bird feeder with a camera and microphone hangs outside.

These Smart Devices Can Identify the Birds Outside Your Window

By Jessica Leber
July 10, 2023 — The Bird Buddy and the Haikubox offer new ways to get excited about birding from home.
A woman wades into a rocky river in a vast old growth forest.

Fieldwork for All

By Jenny McKee
July 10, 2023 — Eager young scientists dream of careers outdoors, studying and protecting wildlife and ecosystems. To succeed, they need something that’s proven elusive: a feeling of safety.
Sunlight peeks through dark storm clouds over a landscape of dense forest.

The Cerrado, the World’s Most Biodiverse Tropical Savannah, Is in Peril

By Sarah Sax
July 10, 2023 — A young bird expert is among the scientists racing to document Brazil's ancient and understudied biome—while simultaneously raising the alarm about what’s being lost.
People wearing life vests look through binoculars while sitting in canoes on a river.
From Audubon Magazine

The Single Most Important Way to Make Your Binoculars Last

By Hannah Waters
June 30, 2023 — Experts share how to keep your foremost birding tool in working order and what to do if yours breaks.

Black Vultures’ Northward Expansion Creates New Conflicts with Farmers

By Andy McGlashen
June 30, 2023 — The newcomers occasionally prey on calves, leading livestock producers to take up arms. But are reports of the problem exaggerated?
A woman looks something up on her phone in a forest, while high school students to the right hold up a plant and look through binoculars.
Field Notes

Don’t Have Binoculars To Go Birding? Try Borrowing a Pair From the Library

By Jason Gregg
June 30, 2023 — Libraries across the country are lending gear to patrons, creating a new entry point to birding with no costs attached.