Jenny McKee

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Jenny McKee is a former editorial fellow for Audubon magazine. 

Articles by Jenny McKee

Illustration of people watching birds next to a lake.
A New Birding Club Wants to Help COVID Long-Haulers Safely Enjoy Nature Together
April 12, 2024 — Ed Yong, an award-winning science journalist who widely covered the pandemic, recently launched The Spoonbill Club to provide community—and an accessible hobby—for folks with long COVID.
A brown bird perched in green leaves, looking up.
How Extreme Weather Tests Facilities Housing the Last of a Species
March 29, 2024 — Natural disasters fueled by climate change imperil critically endangered species under human care. Breeding centers must be more ready than ever to swing into action in an emergency.
A bright green kakapo emerges from a bag on the ground held open by a person's hands.
On Mainland New Zealand, Crafty Kākāpō Are Thwarting Reintroduction Efforts
March 13, 2024 — Ten of the critically endangered parrots were released into a sanctuary in 2023 with hopes of eventually establishing a wild population. The only problem? The birds keep escaping.
Two downy, white-and-gray Barred Owl chicks sit on top of a brick chimney, exquisitely framed by the rust-red metal cap that covers it. The owlets’ large black eyes peer out from their white, heart-shaped faces.
Cuddle up With These Ridiculously Cute Baby Bird Photos
December 19, 2023 — Our favorite chick pics from the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards feature familiar and secretive species at peak charm.
A woman with braids and a flower crown holds a large leaf up to her face and looks through a hole in the leaf.
Foraging Isn’t Just for the Birds
September 30, 2023 — Harvesting wild food is a great way to deepen your native-plant know-how. Get started with help from expert and influencer Alexis Nikole Nelson.
10 Gorgeous Shots Showcasing Birds and the Native Plants They Need
September 25, 2023 — Check out these stunners from the Plants for Birds category of the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards.
A woman wades into a rocky river in a vast old growth forest.
Fieldwork for All
July 10, 2023 — Eager young scientists dream of careers outdoors, studying and protecting wildlife and ecosystems. To succeed, they need something that’s proven elusive: a feeling of safety.
Illustration of a person looking through binoculars in a forest surrounded by internet browser windows open to unpaid job offers.
Unpaid Labor Is a Problem for Conservation
June 30, 2023 — Failing to offer adequate pay to student and early-career biologists excludes many from the field, reducing diversity and creativity in science.
A bright red bird in a tree with vibrant green leaves and red flowers in the rain.
Could an Invasive Fungus Seal the Fate of Hawaii’s Endangered Forest Birds?
April 13, 2023 — A fungal disease is currently plaguing an endemic tree that dominates native forests in the Hawaiian Islands—the same forests that a slew of critically endangered birds rely on.
Take a Peek Into Avian Family Life with These Cute Chick Pics
February 15, 2023 — Prepare to “oohh” and “aww” over our favorite shots featuring baby birds from the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards.