From Audubon Magazine

Field Notes

Why Bird Advocates Want to Double Down on Conservation Across the Americas

By María Paula Rubiano A.
November 08, 2023 — A bipartisan U.S. bill would ramp up funding for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, an under-the-radar program with a long reach.
A photo of author, Carl Safina, looking to the top right of the frame
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Can a Scientist and an Owl Be Friends?

By Paul Greenberg
November 08, 2023 — Best-selling author and ecologist Carl Safina has made a career out of his deep explorations of the animal world. But his recent relationship with a rescued owl caused him to go even deeper.
Two sandhill cranes flying in front of out-of-focus transmission lines.
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The Race Is on to Build Big Power Lines, Clean Energy’s Missing Ingredient

By Paige Curtis
November 07, 2023 — Careful siting and thoughtful construction can make transmission lines less dangerous for birds, experts say.
Audubon View

We Go Where Birds Go

By Elizabeth Gray
October 03, 2023 — Colombia is a major biodiversity hotspot in the Americas, and the successful work we do there can serve as a model for effective conservation across the Western Hemisphere.
Close up of a condor chick with wrinkly, bald, pink head and neck and a fluffy, gray, downy body, sitting in a wooden enclosure with a feather on the floor in the foreground.
Letter From the Editor

Mixed Emotions

By Jennifer Bogo
October 03, 2023 — Giving birds the best chance requires dedication—and a dose of resilience.

As Avian Flu Ravaged Wild Condors, One Chick Became a Ray of Hope

By Zoe Grueskin
October 03, 2023 — Helpless to stop the virus, biologists did everything in their power to protect the endangered species amid the deadly crisis—including trials of an avian flu vaccine never before used on U.S. birds.
Illustration of a crowd of people in a park looking at and photographing an owl in a tree with the Manhattan skyline in the distance.

Social Dilemma: What’s at Stake When We Propel Wild Birds to Stardom?

By Willy Blackmore
October 03, 2023 — Manhattan Bird Alert, a New York-based social media account, has fueled the rise of celebrity birds while attracting droves of new birders. But like many a story of unchecked fame, the phenomenon is also a cautionary tale.
Illustration of an egret holding a postcard in its beak.
Audubon for Kids

Send a Child’s Imagination Soaring With This Migration-Themed Activity

By Daisy Yuhas
October 02, 2023 — Use the Bird Migration Explorer to learn about the journeys of different species—then write a postcard from a place one has visited.
Field Notes

A Proposed Reset for Public Lands Could Be a Big Boost to Conservation

By Andy McGlashen
October 02, 2023 — The agency responsible for one-tenth of the country’s terrain aims to make healthy habitat a more prominent priority.
Fire takes over a grassy forest floor, leaving black ash and smoke in the already burned area.

Meet the Fire Starters Restoring One of North America’s Greatest Forests

By Gabriel Popkin
October 02, 2023 — In the Southeast, the fates of longleaf pines and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are inextricably tied. To save both, we must remember how to embrace fire.