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Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game

— In "Red Dead Redemption 2," a birder finds joy and despair in a realistic portrayal of wildlife in the pre-conservation era.
Meet the Cream Puffin, Your New Holiday Baking Challenge

Meet the Cream Puffin, Your New Holiday Baking Challenge

— “Seabird Sue” Schubel wants your family—and Martha Stewart—to taste these Audubon camp favorites.
Reimagining the Tricolored Heron

Reimagining the Tricolored Heron

— With a doomed frog and Mexican flair, illustrator Llew Mejia adds a fresh take on this classic print.
A Mysterious Illegal Egg Trade Imperils Kenya’s Owls

A Mysterious Illegal Egg Trade Imperils Kenya’s Owls

— The raptors are already some of the most persecuted birds in Africa. Now their eggs are being stolen for witchcraft—but few seem to know or care.
Birdy Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Birdy Cocktails for the Holiday Season

— Need another way to rave about birds to your non-birder friends? Break the ice with these avian-inspired cocktails!
Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

— Hatched by a 20-year-old college student, the Birds Aren’t Real movement has drawn intrigue and scorn on Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter.
This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

— By encouraging us to focus on the basics, veteran authors Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson strive to make gulls less intimidating.
A New Book Illustrates the Story of Birds on Every Continent

A New Book Illustrates the Story of Birds on Every Continent

— Jane Kim's mural documents the rise of Aves across the world, while staying true to the artist’s aesthetic.
Is the Mothman of West Virginia an Owl?

Is the Mothman of West Virginia an Owl?

— More than 50 years after the first sighting, the best explanation for the infamous cryptid might be a nocturnal bird of prey. Audubon investigates.
On the Job With the Tower of London's Ravenmaster

On the Job With the Tower of London's Ravenmaster

— In his remarkable new memoir, Christopher Skaife tells of the birds and the humble beginnings that have defined his eminent role in England.
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