A Cedar Waxwing and a Bohemian Waxwing perched on a branch, both holding a berry in their mouth.

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.
A man walks down a grassy trail in a field, towards a forested area. There is a railing made of rope to one side. We see the man from behind, and he has his hands on a rope.

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.

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Three people in white suits and masks collect the body of a large white bird in a nesting area next to water while flocks of other seabirds fly overhead.
Field Notes

The Bird Flu Blazes On, Amping Up Concerns for Wildlife and Human Health

By Saima May Sidik
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.
A white crowned sparrow sings in front of a rainbow background.

National Audubon Society to Celebrate “The Birdsong Project” at Benefit Event

By National Audubon Society
February 28, 2023 — Save the date: Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
A Cactus Wren perches atop a broken branch, holding a large, messy mass of downy feathers in its beak, with the feathers covering up the front of its face. The wren is a medium-sized songbird, mostly brown with darker stripes and spots and with a big white eyebrow.
Audubon Photography Awards

Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors from the 2022 Audubon Photo Awards

By Kenn Kaufman
February 23, 2023 — Every year the contest attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Check out these 11 highlights.
A man wearing camouflage pants and holding a camera and large backpack stands in a field and looks through binoculars.

Birding In a War Zone: How Ukraine’s Top eBirder Pursues His Passion Amid Tragedy

By Rien Fertel
February 21, 2023 — A writer’s budding friendship with Oleksandr Nastachenko offers a window into the besieged country’s small but resourceful community of birders and what they have lost since the Russian invasion.

Night Skies Are Even Brighter Than We Thought — and Getting Brighter

By Zoe Grueskin
February 17, 2023 — A new study using community data shows how light pollution is drowning out the stars. Scientists are still learning the consequences for birds and other animals, including humans.

Here’s What the Inflation Reduction Act Can Do for You

By Susan Cosier
February 16, 2023 — Whether you’re a driver, a homeowner, or a renter, take advantage of the cost-saving upgrades the landmark legislation offers.
Western Water News

Ripple Effect: Migratory Birds and Long-term Drought in the West

By National Audubon Society
February 15, 2023 — Audubon experts publish article in Water Resources Impact magazine.
Audubon Photography Awards

Take a Peek Into Avian Family Life with These Cute Chick Pics

By Jenny McKee
February 15, 2023 — Prepare to “oohh” and “aww” over our favorite shots featuring baby birds from the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards.

Yeah, Sitting on the Couch Is Great, But Have You Ever Seen a Short-eared Owl?

By Andy McGlashen
February 15, 2023 — Brighten up a winter’s day by seeking out this amazing, accessible raptor.

Getting to Know Neighborhood Birds During a Winter Storm

By Gabrielle Saleh
February 13, 2023 — A Texas winter storm was a great reminder of the variety of avian life that awaits you if you just take a look outside.