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Meet Shep, Atlanta Audubon’s New Educational Ambassador

Meet Shep, Atlanta Audubon’s New Educational Ambassador

— He can’t fly, but he can teach—a talent that will serve him well in his fancy new role.
Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

— It took a dedicated birder to convince pharma giant Eli Lilly to use a synthetic compound instead of horseshoe crab blood in a mandatory medical test. Now, he hopes the rest of industry will follow.
Birdist Rule #59: Learn to Identify Warblers From Below

Birdist Rule #59: Learn to Identify Warblers From Below

— The underside is what you spend the most time looking at, after all.
A Birder's Dream Job: International Flight Attendant

A Birder's Dream Job: International Flight Attendant

— Chris Done crisscrosses the globe for a career, seeking out birds wherever he lands.
Hear How a Crow Softly Woos Its Mate

Hear How a Crow Softly Woos Its Mate

— The complex combination of coos, rattles, and growls is distinctive to each bird's social group.
Montana Landowners Are Hooked on Luring Eagles with Deer Carcasses

Montana Landowners Are Hooked on Luring Eagles with Deer Carcasses

— Carrion is key to studying the abundance of Bald and Golden Eagles—and a bevy of other wildlife—overwintering in the Bitterroot Valley.
A Native Plant for You, and You, and You . . .

A Native Plant for You, and You, and You . . .

— To kick off spring, Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society recently hosted a native-plants giveaway for community members.
A Curious Owlet Peeks Out of Its Nest Box. A Vigilant Photographer Is Ready.

A Curious Owlet Peeks Out of Its Nest Box. A Vigilant Photographer Is Ready.

— Ashleigh Scully, 16, captured this shot of a curious young screech owl while doing her homework at the kitchen table. Here's how.
When You Should—and Should Not—Rescue Baby Birds

When You Should—and Should Not—Rescue Baby Birds

— It’s not uncommon to find young birds away from their nests during spring and summer. But should you help them? That depends.
Listen to the Bubbly Jangling of a Bobolink's Song

Listen to the Bubbly Jangling of a Bobolink's Song

— “The happiest bird of our spring.”