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.
National Audubon Society Announces Decision to Retain Current Name
March 16, 2023 — Organization commits an additional $25 million to fund expansion of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging work, a decision that follows a thorough and inclusive process to examine the legacy of its namesake.
Open Letter from the CEO on Audubon’s Name
March 16, 2023 — Hear directly from Dr. Elizabeth Gray on why Audubon is keeping its name.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Audubon Name
March 16, 2023 — Your guide to the board’s process and its decision to retain the organization’s name.
What Offshore Wind Energy Can Teach Us About Seabirds
March 10, 2023 — We’re learning more about seabirds from the monitoring studies required for offshore wind energy development.
Western Water News
Who gets harmed as the Colorado River changes?
March 09, 2023 — Negative impacts of water shortages will be vast.
In Bird Feeder Battles, Social Species are Featherweights
March 09, 2023 — A new study finds ‘groupy and wimpy’ birds have a hard time fending off competition, but they can gain a boost among friends.
What Should Be Done About Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl Loose in New York?
March 07, 2023 — After the zoo fugitive learned to hunt rats in Central Park, some fans are cheering for his freedom. But ornithologists argue he should return to his enclosure, for his sake and for that of local wildlife.
The Nation’s Native Seed Shortage Is a Big Roadblock to Ecological Restoration
March 06, 2023 — When a wildfire burns through a landscape, land managers want to replant with the local species that create healthy habitats. But often they can’t—and climate change is exacerbating the problem
Picking Up the Pen Again: JP Brammer Reignited His Passion Sketching Birds
March 02, 2023 — We spoke with the illustrator and writer who reimagined the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher for Audubon’s The Aviary series about inspiration, process, and generating understanding through art.
The Bird Flu Blazes On, Amping Up Concerns for Wildlife and Human Health
March 01, 2023 — Facing an outbreak that’s unusually deadly for wild birds and spreading to more mammals, scientists worry about when, or if, it will end.