Julie Leibach

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Julie Leibach is a science writer for Sea Grant and a former Audubon senior editor. She's based in North Carolina.

Articles by Julie Leibach

Reimagining the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

December 16, 2021 — Artist John Paul Brammer finds inspiration in Oklahoma’s expansive skies and Native American regalia.

Reimagining the Common Loon

October 04, 2021 — Building layer upon layer, mixed-media artist e bond coaxes the Common Loon from paper and ink.

Making Buildings Safe for Birds

September 28, 2021 — Each migration season, millions of birds die in cities by crashing into buildings. Now a growing trend toward sustainable design could open the door to safer passage.
American Avocet by Phil Wheeler

Reimagining the American Avocet

July 13, 2021 — Phil Wheeler uses repeating patterns to unite a hungry wader with otherworldly terrain.

Reimagining the Blue Jay

February 23, 2021 — Through artistic abstraction, Gizem Vural casts the oft-maligned Blue Jay in a sunny light.

Reimagining the Canada Goose

December 15, 2020 — Illustrating this familiar bird was part of artist Luke Swinson's exploration of his Indigenous roots.

Reimagining the Black-billed Magpie

September 27, 2020 — Artist Lauren Tamaki captures the chatter of these vocal western corvids.

Reimagining the Tufted Puffin

July 12, 2020 — Angela Haseltine Pozzi's nonprofit turns litter from Oregon beaches into 'beautiful and horrifying' sculptures of wildlife harmed by plastic pollution.

Reimagining the Great Cormorant

December 19, 2019 — Martin Haake's collage-style design enlivens the bird's dark plumage—and gives it a fish to snack on.

Reimagining the Wood Duck

July 12, 2019 — Returning to her roots, illustrator Melinda Beck gives new life to the waterfowl’s stunning plumage.