A female red winged blackbird sitting on a cane.

Audubon’s Women in Conservation Luncheon Honors Susanne Durst, Kathleen Finlay, and Laura O’Donohue with Rachel Carson Award

By National Audubon Society
May 05, 2023 — The 20th annual event focused on New York-based leaders in organic farming and sustainability. 

Drab but Fab: Woodcocks Wear the Whitest Whites in the Avian Wardrobe

By Kharishar Kahfi
April 28, 2023 — Though mostly camouflaged, Eurasian Woodcocks have brilliant patches much whiter than any feathers previously measured, a recent study finds.
A wilson's phalarope on water.
Western Water News

Utah’s Wet Winter Gives Some Reprieve to Great Salt Lake

By Karyn Stockdale
April 27, 2023 — But long-term water conservation solutions and secure water are still needed.
A close up portrait of a small, streaky, brown and white bird looking at the camera.

Migrating Birds Change Their Scenery—and Their Gut Bacteria

By Zoe Grueskin
April 20, 2023 — A new study using birds killed in window collisions finds avian microbiomes, unlike those of mammals including humans, vary as they travel, changing with the surrounding environments.
Renewable Energy

Congress Must Maintain Historic Climate and Economic Progress

By National Audubon Society
April 20, 2023 — A plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling would reverse job-creating tax incentives and jeopardize climate and conservation protections.

We Might Not Have Trumpeter Swans Without George Meléndez Wright

By Jerry Emory
April 14, 2023 — A conservation powerhouse and the subject of a new biography, Wright also changed how our national parks protect and manage wildlife.
Western Water News

What’s in a Bird (and People) Budget for Arizona?

By Haley Paul
April 10, 2023 — Audubon’s funding priorities for the 2023 legislative session.

Why Climate Matters for Birds, on Earth Day and Every Day

By Sarah Rose
April 10, 2023 — Audubon is protecting birds and the places they need in a climate-altered world.
A dark brown bird with a long bill in water with its wings outstretched.

Plastic Pollution Is So Pervasive That It’s Causing a New Disease in Seabirds

By J. Besl
April 06, 2023 — Researchers coined the term “plasticosis” to describe stomach damage related to ingesting trash.

Meet the Little Brown Bird That Holds a Mirror Up to Humanity

By Rosemary Mosco
April 05, 2023 — Whether we love, hate, or ignore the familiar House Sparrow, its story can teach us about how we relate to the natural world—and each other.