Birds

Mysterious illness Affects Birds in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

— Here's what we know so far about the disease and what you can do to help your birds.

Birds May Hold Clues to the 'Bizarre' Life Cycle of Brood X Cicadas

— Billions of cicadas will emerge in the eastern United States this spring, presenting a once-in-a-17-year opportunity for scientists to understand how they shape populations of birds and other species.
Banded Ground-Cuckoo, photographed in 2012. Murray Cooper

Rare Photos Reveal the Secretive Life of the Banded Ground-Cuckoo

— A photographer and scientist collaborated for over a decade to capture stunning images of the endangered bird
Baltimore Oriole. Sarah Devlin/Audubon Photography Awards

10 Fun Facts About the Baltimore Oriole

— From their brief taxonomic hiatus to their intense sugar cravings, there’s a lot to know about these brilliant birds
Kristen Olson watches a Bald Eagle in Portland, Oregon. Courtesy of Kristen Olson

An Annual Birding Competition Adapts to the Pandemic By Going Global

— Every spring, birders at the American Museum of Natural History vie to see the most birds in Central Park. This year, competing from their quarantine spots around the world brought unexpected benefits.

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Is a Time for Reflection and Action

— Even in the face of enormous challenges, we can do great things to secure a better future for birds and people.

Chuck-will's-widows Sometimes Swallow Songbirds Whole, Apparently?

— A handful of scientific records make this one of the few things researchers know about these mysterious, big-mouthed nightjars.

The Joy of Birds

— A bird-themed care package, from Audubon to you.

The Wild Blue Turkey That Blew My Mind

— Appreciating the avian diversity that’s there to astound us—if only we look.
Along the Conequenesson River near Prospect, Pa. Annette Devinney

The Bald Eagle Nest Cam That Hatched a Global Community

— A pair of the raptors nesting in Pennsylvania have transformed hundreds of strangers into a tightknit group.