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How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

— A lot, it turns out, on the quintessential Christmas Bird Count.
Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

— The outdoors may help us focus or heal, but many grow up isolated from it.
Reimagining the Great Cormorant

Reimagining the Great Cormorant

— Martin Haake's collage-style design enlivens the bird's dark plumage—and gives it a fish to snack on.
Birding Is its Own Reward, But ‘Lifer Pie’ Makes it Even Sweeter

Birding Is its Own Reward, But ‘Lifer Pie’ Makes it Even Sweeter

— We’ve got the recipe for one of Brenda Lowe’s scratch-made pies that have become a staple for successful birders in Ohio and beyond.
Reimagining 200 of Audubon’s Birds

Reimagining 200 of Audubon’s Birds

— Artist Jenny Kendler creates a bird’s-eye view of climate change. In her artwork, the birds are watching us.
When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide

When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide

— The internet meme has been around for seven years now, so it's high time we establish some ground rules.
The Wild Blue Turkey That Blew My Mind

The Wild Blue Turkey That Blew My Mind

— Appreciating the avian diversity that’s there to astound us—if only we look.
Margaret Atwood Insists Birds Matter to Everyone—Whether They Realize It or Not

Margaret Atwood Insists Birds Matter to Everyone—Whether They Realize It or Not

— Birds inspire the acclaimed writer, poet, and conservation advocate—as seen in five avian-themed poems she shares with Audubon readers.
In Netflix's ‘Dancing with the Birds,’ We See the Other Side of Bizarre Avian Spectacle

In Netflix's ‘Dancing with the Birds,’ We See the Other Side of Bizarre Avian Spectacle

— The new documentary showcases males' obsessive preparations and strange performances—and the gazes of female birds watching nearby.
Reimagining 200 of Audubon’s Birds

Reimagining 200 of Audubon’s Birds

— Artist Jenny Kendler creates a birds’ eye view of climate change. In her artwork, it’s us they’re watching.