Elizabeth Newbern

Elizabeth Newbern is a reporter for Audubon magazine. Follow her on Twitter @liznewbern.

Articles by Elizabeth Newbern

How Malaria Hurts Birds

June 16, 2015 — Birds have their own strain of the disease—and it could be hurting them in ways we’re just beginning to understand.

Young Songbirds: Lazy Travelers or Clever Learners?

September 03, 2014 — Juvenile Wood Thrushes arrive much later to spring breeding grounds than adults. Here's why. 

Owls Starve as Drought Drags On

August 26, 2014 — Raptors and owls in Southern California, particularly at Audubon's Starr Ranch, have had an unusually bad breeding season.

California Drought Crushes Tricolored Blackbird Population

August 13, 2014 — California's dry spell is exacerbating an existing decline in the local blackbird population. 

Mallards Feel the Heat

July 29, 2014 — As the drought in California continues, Mallards and other native waterfowl have taken a hit.

The Green Big Year

July 22, 2014 — Dorian Anderson is on a one-year mission to see as many birds as he can — by bike.

Fishing Isn’t Just for the Birds

June 20, 2014 — Scientists discover that spiders all over the world regularly catch and eat fish.

Advice to Hungry Vulture: Arrive Early and Bring Friends

June 16, 2014 — The first scavenger to gather its buddies around a carcass reigns supreme in Kenya.

Incubating Bird Eggs Is More Complex Than You Think

June 11, 2014 — New technology offers insight into egg-turning behavior.