Andy McGlashen

Senior Editor, Audubon Magazine

Andy McGlashen is senior editor for conservation policy. 

Articles by Andy McGlashen

Several people and a dog on the shore of a lake with bright green water.
States Are Eyeing Bird-Friendly Wetlands to Help Rid the Great Lakes of Toxic Algae 
June 17, 2024 — A decade after Toledo’s water crisis, harmful blooms remain a stubborn reality. Swamps and marshes alone can’t fix the problem, but they have an important role to play, experts say.
A Golden Eagle standing on a frozen river looks back over its shoulder at the camera.
The East Has Its Own Golden Eagles, and Advocates Say They Need Help
May 16, 2024 — Though apparently stable, the eastern population faces evolving threats, experts say. One group is asking the federal government to list the birds as threatened.
A person holds a tall plastic pole beside a lake with mountains in the background.
Saline Lakes Are Dying—Scientists Hope This Unusual Shorebird Can Help Save Them
March 26, 2024 — An international team of researchers is conducting fieldwork from Canada to Argentina to help tell the story of the Wilson’s Phalarope, a species in peril whose essential habitats across the hemisphere are at risk from overuse and drought.
Lush greenery along two rivers in a desert landscape.
A Proposed Reset for Public Lands Could Be a Big Boost to Conservation
October 02, 2023 — The agency responsible for one-tenth of the country’s terrain aims to make healthy habitat a more prominent priority.
Black vulture bird with a large beak and a wrinkly face looking to the side against a light grey backdrop
Black Vultures’ Northward Expansion Creates New Conflicts with Farmers
June 30, 2023 — The newcomers occasionally prey on calves, leading livestock producers to take up arms. But are reports of the problem exaggerated?
A Painted Bunting perched on a branch, a colorful bird with red, blue, purple, yellow, and green feathers.
Why Are Buntings All So Good?
June 01, 2023 — An “Audubon” magazine investigation.
Aerial view of a wetland landscape.
‘Devastating’ Supreme Court Decision Leaves Wetlands Unprotected
May 26, 2023 — Developers can now drain or pollute most wetlands without violating the Clean Water Act, legal experts say.
Waterfowl on a pond seen through tall grass, the end of a gun visible in the foreground.
Two New Books By Unlikely Advocates Make the Conservation Case for Hunting
May 09, 2023 — A birder and a Brooklynite examine their opposition to hunting, give it a try, and—finding a deeper sense of stewardship—urge others to reconsider.
A male Greater Sage-Grouse with a spiky, fanned tail stands in a field of sagebrush habitat with an out of focus pronghorn behind him.
The Window for Saving the Sagebrush Ecosystem is Rapidly Closing
March 28, 2023 — A health report for a vast western landscape finds alarming habitat loss but offers a strategy for saving what remains.
Aerial view of a river winding through a vast landscape.
With Construction Days Away, Groups Ask Court to Halt Massive Willow Oil Project
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.