Culture

Protecting the Birds of Hawaiʻi Amid Environmental Carelessness

Protecting the Birds of Hawaiʻi Amid Environmental Carelessness

— How ancient feathered spirits, and the people who have revered them, are threatened by global climate change.
An Annual Birding Competition Adapts to the Pandemic By Going Global

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.
Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

— Disease and logging nearly wiped out the towering trees in the early 20th century. Now the pandemic endangers a one-man operation trying to help the species endure.
Bird Up Your Zoom Calls With These Audubon Backgrounds

Bird Up Your Zoom Calls With These Audubon Backgrounds

— Spread the joy of birds—and native plants—at your next friendly gathering or weekly meeting.
Amid the Names of Coronavirus Victims, a Beloved Childhood Author Jumped Out

Amid the Names of Coronavirus Victims, a Beloved Childhood Author Jumped Out

— Luis Sepúlveda's death spurred Audubon's photo editor to revisit a favorite childhood book, and realize how much it has shaped her life.
Hey, Nature Lovers, Looking for a Good Book to Read?

Hey, Nature Lovers, Looking for a Good Book to Read?

— Margaret Atwood, Omar El Akkad, Delia Owens, and five other authors are here to help.
I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show

I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show

— Tune in every Wednesday at 7:00pm (ET)!
This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

— The BirdWhisperer Project fosters creativity while bringing artists together from all over the world—no matter their skill level.
The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

— An upcoming book gives voice to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, whose invisible labor fueled her husband John James Audubon's famous works.
Bird-Like Crosswalk Sounds for the Visually Impaired Are Being Phased Out

Bird-Like Crosswalk Sounds for the Visually Impaired Are Being Phased Out

— Meant to make cities more equitable, the audible signals sometimes get drowned out by traffic and are even confused with real birds.