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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A Fast-Spreading Disease Threatens a Foundational Tree of Eastern Forests

By Paige Curtis
September 27, 2023 — Beech leaf disease is bad news for birds, which also may be spreading it.
A group of phalaropes swim in a lake with out of focus mountains in the distance.
Western Water News

Wilson’s Phalaropes and their Journey from Canada to Argentina

By Emily Hamel
September 25, 2023 — Key stopovers at Great Salt Lake and Mono Lake allow for 10000 mile migrations.
Western Water News

Horseshoe Reservoir: An Opportunity to Restore 

By Elija Flores
September 25, 2023 — Audubon StoryMap explores riverside habitat rehabilitation options within footprint of reservoir on the Verde River 
Western Water News

Living on a Smaller Colorado River Water Supply

By Jennifer Pitt
September 25, 2023 — Arizona, California, and Nevada are proving they can live with less.

Meet the 88-Year-Old ‘Unlikely Birder’ On a Quest to Link Two Famed National Parks

By Carmen Kohlruss
September 18, 2023 — A youthful spirit has powered Lowell Young’s decades of advocacy on behalf of birds and habitats, including his contributions to a campaign to create the proposed Range of Light National Monument.

Five Ways Bison Benefit Birds

By Zoe Grueskin
September 15, 2023 — A new initiative to bring back the gargantuan grazers could have major benefits for grassland species.
Renewable Energy

New BIG WIRES Act Would Help Achieve a Clean Energy Future for Birds and People

By National Audubon Society
September 15, 2023 — “We have an urgent need to equitably and responsibly build out our nation's clean energy transmission infrastructure.”
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Eastern Black Rail by Yulia Avgustinovich

By The Editors
September 12, 2023 — Location: 307 Elm Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001
A great egret looks at its reflection

National Audubon Society Announces New Chief Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer

By National Audubon Society
September 11, 2023 — Lisette Martinez Will Lead Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging For Conservation Organization.
A Razorbill stands on rocks with fish in its beak.

A Spectacle of Life on Seal Island

By Celeste Flahaven
September 11, 2023 — Seabirds were once extirpated from the Gulf of Maine's Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge. Today, thanks in part to Audubon’s Seabird Institute, it's the site of several breeding seabird colonies.