Hannah Waters

Senior Editor, Audubon magazine

Hannah Waters is a senior editor for Audubon on the climate beat.

Articles by Hannah Waters

People wearing life vests look through binoculars while sitting in canoes on a river.

The Single Most Important Way to Make Your Binoculars Last

June 30, 2023 — Experts share how to keep your foremost birding tool in working order and what to do if yours breaks.

This Wave Theory of Spring Migration Will Prepare You for Your Next Birding Outing

March 06, 2023 — Songbirds don’t leave their wintering grounds all together. Here’s when to expect different species as they cross the eastern United States.

Appreciate These Magnificent Avian Nests—and the Next One You Find in the Field

March 06, 2023 — Birds build an amazing variety of nest types, and each construction is a work of art.

The Flight of the Spoonbills Holds Lessons for a Changing Everglades—and World

December 06, 2022 — As sea-level rise transforms South Florida’s fringe of wetlands into open ocean, Roseate Spoonbills are moving north. Land managers are following their lead, restoring the ecosystem with an eye for resilience, too.

The Big Tern Cheat Sheet: How to ID Four Common Species

July 01, 2022 — In summer, North America’s four largest terns are near look-alikes. With a keen eye for detail you can tell them apart.

Oldest Known Roseate Spoonbill Identified Thanks to Lucky Photograph

April 18, 2022 — After closely examining images taken by photographer Mac Stone, experts were able to identify a spoonbill banded as a chick 18 years ago.

What Just Happened in Glasgow at the U.N. Climate Summit?

November 19, 2021 — Now there's slim hope we'll limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a long-held target to prevent catastrophe for people and birds.

Another Reason to Stop Global Warming: Save Millions from Air Pollution

November 10, 2021 — A new study underscores the scale of disease and death industrialized societies have accepted in exchange for fossil fuel energy.

Look Up! An Introduction to Identifying Raptors in Flight

October 05, 2021 — When hawks and falcons stream across the sky in large numbers, you need a distinct set of birding skills to tell them apart.

Why You Should Experience a Hawkwatch

October 05, 2021 — Laurie Goodrich has witnessed 35 fall raptor migrations. She shares why hawkwatching still excites her today.