Jason G. Goldman

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Dr. Jason G. Goldman is a freelance science writer based in Los Angeles, covering animal behavior, wildlife biology, conservation, and ecology. 

Articles by Jason G. Goldman

Three Ways You Can Do Bird Science From Your Couch

July 21, 2020 — Researchers could use birders' sharp eyes to help with these digital community-science projects.

Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations

June 18, 2020 — Turkey hunters with extra time on their hands are behind a harvest spike that could have lasting impacts, biologists warn.

Whooping Cranes Need to Socially Distance, Too, According to New Report

April 02, 2020 — The endangered birds’ flocks are too big, putting them at risk of disease outbreak. Breaking up the large groups requires wetland restoration.

Researchers Identify the Hormone That Tells Migratory Birds to Stop Eating and Keep Moving

February 17, 2017 — According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we've eaten our fill triggers migrating birds to continue their trek.

New Evidence Suggests Birds 'Surf the Green Wave' While Migrating

January 09, 2017 — In a recent study, scientists found that some birds favor stopover and wintering locations with higher concentrations of vegetation.

Mystery Solved: Invasive Berries to Blame for Turning Flickers’ Feathers Pink

October 13, 2016 — An old theory distracted researchers from the real cause for decades, but a new study points to a non-native species of honeysuckle as the culprit.

How Hawaii’s Kalij Pheasants Remind Us That Social Behavior Can Be Flexible

September 08, 2016 — A secluded population of the non-indigenous ground bird breeds completely differently from birds in their original Himalayan habitat.

The Surprising Way Marine Mammals Are Poisoning California Condors

August 17, 2016 — More than 40 years after being banned, DDT has reared its ugly head again.

Are Tanner Birds More Immune to Poison?

June 30, 2016 — A new study unveils how Parisian pigeons could be using their feathers to ward off trace metals in the environment.

Why Some Birds Have Red Feathers

May 23, 2016 — Scarlet plumage has long posed a mystery to scientists—but now they've finally solved it.