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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Aerial view of a river winding through a vast landscape.

With Construction Days Away, Groups Ask Court to Halt Massive Willow Oil Project

By Andy McGlashen
March 22, 2023 — The Biden administration-approved “carbon bomb” in the Alaskan Arctic will foul a vital sanctuary for birds, caribou, and Native people, critics say.

National Audubon Society Announces Decision to Retain Current Name

By National Audubon Society
March 16, 2023 — Organization commits to new $25 million fund to expand 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

By Elizabeth Gray
March 16, 2023 — Hear directly from Dr. Elizabeth Gray on why Audubon is keeping its name.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Audubon Name

By National Audubon Society
March 16, 2023 — Your guide to the board’s process and its decision to retain the organization’s name.
A Northern Gannet flies toward camera with grass in its beak.
Renewable Energy

What Offshore Wind Energy Can Teach Us About Seabirds

By James Christopher Haney
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?

By Jennifer Pitt
March 09, 2023 — Negative impacts of water shortages will be vast.

In Bird Feeder Battles, Social Species are Featherweights

By Zoe Grueskin
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?

By Kharishar Kahfi
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

By Zoe Grueskin
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
A portrait of JP Brammer standing in front of a leafy green tree at a park.

Picking Up the Pen Again: JP Brammer Reignited His Passion Sketching Birds

By Liz Muñoz Huber
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.