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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Drab but Fab: Woodcocks Wear the Whitest Whites in the Avian Wardrobe

By Kharishar Kahfi
April 28, 2023 — Though mostly camouflaged, Eurasian Woodcocks have brilliant patches much whiter than any feathers previously measured, a recent study finds.
A wilson's phalarope on water.
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Utah’s Wet Winter Gives Some Reprieve to Great Salt Lake

By Karyn Stockdale
April 27, 2023 — But long-term water conservation solutions and secure water are still needed.
A close up portrait of a small, streaky, brown and white bird looking at the camera.

Migrating Birds Change Their Scenery—and Their Gut Bacteria

By Zoe Grueskin
April 20, 2023 — A new study using birds killed in window collisions finds avian microbiomes, unlike those of mammals including humans, vary as they travel, changing with the surrounding environments.
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Congress Must Maintain Historic Climate and Economic Progress

By National Audubon Society
April 20, 2023 — A plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling would reverse job-creating tax incentives and jeopardize climate and conservation protections.

We Might Not Have Trumpeter Swans Without George Meléndez Wright

By Jerry Emory
April 14, 2023 — A conservation powerhouse and the subject of a new biography, Wright also changed how our national parks protect and manage wildlife.
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What’s in a Bird (and People) Budget for Arizona?

By Haley Paul
April 10, 2023 — Audubon’s funding priorities for the 2023 legislative session.

Why Climate Matters for Birds, on Earth Day and Every Day

By Sarah Rose
April 10, 2023 — Audubon is protecting birds and the places they need in a climate-altered world.
A dark brown bird with a long bill in water with its wings outstretched.

Plastic Pollution Is So Pervasive That It’s Causing a New Disease in Seabirds

By J. Besl
April 06, 2023 — Researchers coined the term “plasticosis” to describe stomach damage related to ingesting trash.

Meet the Little Brown Bird That Holds a Mirror Up to Humanity

By Rosemary Mosco
April 05, 2023 — Whether we love, hate, or ignore the familiar House Sparrow, its story can teach us about how we relate to the natural world—and each other.
An illustration of a robot reaching up with one arm towards a hovering red bird.

Can New AI Chatbots Like ChatGPT Help You Identify Birds?

By Nicholas Lund
April 04, 2023 — ‘Audubon’ magazine’s intrepid AI expert pushed the cutting-edge technology to its limits on field marks, native plants, and ... Mr. Bean?