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An aerial view of the Seal River Watershed.

An Indigenous Alliance Rallies to Conserve the Summer Home of Millions of Birds

— The Sayisi Dene and their Cree, Dene, and Inuit neighbors are surveying the remote avian habitats of the Seal River Watershed to help support their case for permanent protection.
Mule deer walk through an underpass beneath a road. One deer jumps over a fence, while others stand in the foreground.

The Infrastructure Bill Injects Billions Into Repairing and Reconnecting Habitats

— From wildlife crossings to sagebrush restoration, the newly enacted legislation is a boon for biodiversity, advocates say.

Audubon Spotlight: Tania Romero Sees Death and Rebirth in the Shapes of Birds

— For the Debs Park program coordinator, birds are an important element of her identity and a connection to her ancestors.

Warmer Oceans Raise the ‘Divorce’ Rate Among Typically Loyal Albatross Pairs

— A new study of Black-browed Albatrosses provides a reminder that climate change can affect birds in unexpected ways.

Ask Kenn: What's Up With Bird Color Morphs and Phases?

— In some species, many adults wear different color patterns from others. Kenn Kaufman explains the phenomenon, and the lingo to describe it.

The Audubon Mural Project Takes Flight in Rockford, Illinois

— Paintings of imperiled birds beautify buildings throughout the city, providing a catalyst for conversations about climate change.

A New Stunning Nest Guide Celebrates a Different Aspect of Birding

— The Peterson series displays the variety in crafted structures of a whopping 650 species. Co-author David Moskowitz shares insights from the field.
Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp is protected, but its health is linked to nearby wetlands, where a mine is proposed. Shifting interpretations of the Clean Water Act have clouded whether the mine needs a permit.

Ending Uncertainty Over Clean Water Rules Will Put Biden Officials to the Test

— How to define 'waters of the United States' has high stakes for many essential bird habitats—and it's more complicated than it sounds.
Pine Grosbeak. Donald M. Jones/Minden Pictures

44 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

— Whether novice or expert, backyard birder or a globetrotting adventurer, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Better yet: For many of these products, their purchase also benefits bird habitat.

What Just Happened in Glasgow at the U.N. Climate Summit?

— Now there's slim hope we'll limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a long-held target to prevent catastrophe for people and birds.