From Audubon Magazine

In California's Parched Central Valley, Habitat Restoration Lags Promises

In California's Parched Central Valley, Habitat Restoration Lags Promises

— To mitigate water diversion projects, state agencies pledge to restore wetlands that birds and fish use. But these projects can take so long to come to fruition that they are sometimes 'double counted.'
Can This Critically Endangered Bird Survive Australia's New Climate Reality?

Can This Critically Endangered Bird Survive Australia's New Climate Reality?

— Efforts to save Regent Honeyeaters seem to be working, but scientists and Aboriginal conservationists are on edge as another bushfire season begins.
How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

— In 1918, an avian flu virus became a devastating human contagion. Scientist studying shorebirds and waterfowl are hoping they can foresee such events and possibly even prevent them.
Overwhelmed and Understaffed, Our National Wildlife Refuges Need Help

Overwhelmed and Understaffed, Our National Wildlife Refuges Need Help

— Birds need them. People love them. But without more money, these vital sanctuaries can't serve wildlife or the public like they're supposed to.
Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects

Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects

— From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.
Birding and Conservation Groups Are Beginning to Grapple With Racist Histories

Birding and Conservation Groups Are Beginning to Grapple With Racist Histories

— But it's not enough to look only at the past, say experts—organizations must examine how these legacies influence their fields today.
Are the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Built to Last?

Are the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Built to Last?

— The federal government keeps losing in court—and its reversals might not stick—because it's been sloppy in dismantling regulations, experts say.
For This Budding Naturalist, Time With Dad Makes Photography a Perfect Hobby

For This Budding Naturalist, Time With Dad Makes Photography a Perfect Hobby

— At age seven, Ryan Cassella documented the American Robin family nesting in his family's yard.
Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

— Researchers hope new studies of these widespread birds will reveal their movements—and tip us off to disease outbreaks and other threats.
In a Tumultuous Year, Science and Steadfast Action Provide a Path Forward

In a Tumultuous Year, Science and Steadfast Action Provide a Path Forward

— Our fall issue spotlights researchers and conservationists doing what it takes, in the face of overwhelming odds, to keep people and birds safe.