A New Book Explores Our Disdain for Pests

By Kharishar Kahfi
February 09, 2023 — Journalist Bethany Brookshire argues that the idea of a “pest” is more about humans’ view of unwanted animals than the critters themselves.

Javier Caletrío Says It’s Time for Birders to Move Away from High-Carbon Birding

By Jenny McKee
January 09, 2023 — A new book ‘Low-Carbon Birding’ challenges birders to give up air travel and twitching and instead enjoy their local species.
The Aviary

An Abundance of American Robins

By Jessica McKenzie
December 13, 2022 — Mayuko Fujino’s flock in flight celebrates a common species threatened by climate change.

Eight Fantastic New Birdy and Nature-Themed Books for Kids

By The Editors
November 18, 2022 — Winter is prime time to delve into the rich, thrilling, and instructive worlds evoked by the written word.

Six Books for Bird Nerds and Nature Lovers

By The Editors
November 18, 2022 — These new titles make ideal gifts—or go ahead and treat yourself.
A man looks at a disheveled raptor standing on a table looking back at him.

A Poetic New Film Follows Two Dedicated Brothers Saving Delhi’s Black Kites

By Maya Richard-Craven
October 25, 2022 — In director Shaunak Sen’s acclaimed documentary “All That Breathes,” the lives of the Indian brothers and the city’s ubiquitous raptors are set against a backdrop of pollution and political unrest.
A man with glasses, wearing a blue t-shirt, stands in  a forest.
From Audubon Magazine

Best-Selling Author Jeff VanderMeer Finds That Nature Is Stranger Than Fiction

By Jessica Bruder
September 21, 2022 — The novelist attained fame with gripping works of eco-fiction. How hard could it be to rewild his own backyard?
An oil painting of a brightly-colored Western Tanager, modeled after clay, crossing a rocky expanse.
The Aviary

The Western Tanager of Tomorrow

By Jessica McKenzie
September 19, 2022 — George Boorujy’s evocative artwork depicts a colorful migratory songbird in a climate-devastated future.

A Long-Running Ode to the All the *&#% Birders See

By Hallie Golden
August 11, 2022 — A 10-year-old Facebook group celebrates the surprising and weird sightings that can mark a birding trip—no actual birds required.
From Audubon Magazine

What's In a Bird Name?

By Ariana Remmel
July 08, 2022 — More than 100 North American birds carry the names of people, some of whom were enslavers, supremacists, or grave robbers. A growing movement aims to do away with honorifics all together and bestow monikers that reflect each species' unique qualities