Stylish and Social, Winter Waxwings Provide a Wonderful ID Challenge
Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings look very similar and are more likely to intermingle in the colder months. Here’s how to tell them apart.
Birding As a Blind Person Is Now Easier in Colombia, Thanks to a Tourism Project
The unique effort, consisting of six trails and trained guides, is a showcase for ideas that make birds and nature more accessible.
‘Like Finding a Unicorn’: Researchers Rediscover the Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a Bird Lost to Science for 140 Years
A successful expedition in Papua New Guinea captured photos and video of the chicken-size pigeon, highlighting the value of local ecological knowledge as scientists seek out other long-missing species.
Two New Books By Unlikely Advocates Make the Conservation Case for Hunting
May 09, 2023 — A birder and a Brooklynite examine their opposition to hunting, give it a try, and—finding a deeper sense of stewardship—urge others to reconsider.
Audubon's Chief Conservation Officer Appointed to North American Wetlands Conservation Council and Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group
May 09, 2023 — Marshall Johnson appointed by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for a three-year term.
Audubon’s Women in Conservation Luncheon Honors Susanne Durst, Kathleen Finlay, and Laura O’Donohue with Rachel Carson Award
May 05, 2023 — The 20th annual event focused on New York-based leaders in organic farming and sustainability.
Drab but Fab: Woodcocks Wear the Whitest Whites in the Avian Wardrobe
April 28, 2023 — Though mostly camouflaged, Eurasian Woodcocks have brilliant patches much whiter than any feathers previously measured, a recent study finds.
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Utah’s Wet Winter Gives Some Reprieve to Great Salt Lake
April 27, 2023 — But long-term water conservation solutions and secure water are still needed.
Migrating Birds Change Their Scenery—and Their Gut Bacteria
April 20, 2023 — A new study using birds killed in window collisions finds avian microbiomes, unlike those of mammals including humans, vary as they travel, changing with the surrounding environments.
Congress Must Maintain Historic Climate and Economic Progress
April 20, 2023 — A plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling would reverse job-creating tax incentives and jeopardize climate and conservation protections.
We Might Not Have Trumpeter Swans Without George Meléndez Wright
April 14, 2023 — A conservation powerhouse and the subject of a new biography, Wright also changed how our national parks protect and manage wildlife.
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What’s in a Bird (and People) Budget for Arizona?
April 10, 2023 — Audubon’s funding priorities for the 2023 legislative session.
Why Climate Matters for Birds, on Earth Day and Every Day
April 10, 2023 — Audubon is protecting birds and the places they need in a climate-altered world.