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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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.
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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.

Proposed Rule Change Would Bring BLM Oil and Gas Leasing into the Modern Era

By Christopher Simmons
September 08, 2023 — Change would prioritize habitat, sacred lands and other considerations when granting oil and gas leases.
A landscape of a river.
Western Water News

Audubon to Provide Water to Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Stretch to Protect Birds, Fish, and Communities

By Paul Tashjian
August 31, 2023 — Through partnerships, Audubon helps to keep the Rio Grande alive in town.
Close up of a brown and white bird with a long curved yellow beak looking at the camera, held in someone's hands.
Western Water News

A Migrating Cuckoo Named Hummus Makes a Tasty Case for Land Conservation

By Lauren Leffer
August 31, 2023 — On its international journey south, one federally threatened bird has passed through at least six protected areas.

Warmer Oceans Are Driving More Frequent Seabird Die-Offs, Preventing Populations From Recovering

By Anna Gibbs
August 31, 2023 — A new study used long-term volunteer data to show that marine heatwaves are linked to mass avian mortality at sea.