From Audubon Magazine

How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

— Raptors and wind energy have a fraught history. Could these innovations allow them to co-exist? 
Great Egret. Illustration: Adrian Brandon

What Do We Do About John James Audubon?

— The founding father of American birding soared on the wings of white privilege. The birding community and organizations that bear his name must grapple with this racist legacy to create a more just, inclusive world.

A New Book Showcases the Beauty and Grit of New York City's Wildflowers

— Photographer Andrew Garn reveals, in stunning detail, the diverse flora that many city dwellers may overlook but birds can't do without.
Wisdom sits on her egg on Midway Atoll in January. She shares incubation duties with her long time mate, Akeakamai, and hunts squid and fish out at sea in her off time. Jon Brack/USFWS

Seventy Never Looked So Good: The Long, Wondrous Life of Wisdom the Albatross

— The Laysan Albatross is the oldest known wild bird on the planet, an international icon, and still hatching eggs. This year she had her 39th chick.
Sometimes chicks walk out of the box. Sometimes they run. Sometimes they erupt in an awkward, clumsy tumult of feathers. However it happens, these young birds are getting their first taste of freedom. Morgan Heim

The Decades-Long Effort to Save the Masked Bobwhite Is Finally Taking Off

— Once thought extinct, the critically endangered quail faces a tough recovery but appears to be gaining a foothold in southern Arizona, where foster fathers help bobwhite chicks learn to live in the wild.

Bird Song Became Softer During the Pandemic Thanks to Less Noise Pollution

— The relative quiet of the past year offered a rare chance to study how birds are affected by our growing cacophony. But the silence won't last.
Canada Geese are important to Indigenous communities in the United States and Canada. Brendan Forward

It's a New Era for Conservation

— We have an extraordinary opportunity to build a more equitable and just future while protecting birds and the places they need.
The Blue-throated Hillstar, which is only about five inches in length, feeds on the flowers of a Chuquiraga plant in Ecuador. Murray Cooper

A New Hummingbird Was Discovered In 2017. Now There's a Race to Protect It.

— With its niche habitat in Ecuador under threat, the Blue-throated Hillstar was at risk from the moment it was identified.

Why Cities are Taking Action to Limit Loud and Polluting Lawn Care

— Fossil-fuel powered leaf blowers spew noise and pollutants—and people working at home are noticing more.
Common Swifts. Xavi Bou

How the Flights of Birds Inspired a Unique Elementary Education Program

— Musicians, artists, and innovators learn from avian flight. A new learn-from-home concert and curriculum brings three together to teach children during challenging times.