Kevin Johnson

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Kevin Johnson is an environmental journalist and former editorial intern at Audubon magazine.

Articles by Kevin Johnson

Five Incredible Ways Birds Change Their Bodies for Spring and Fall Migration
April 09, 2021 — To power perilous journeys, birds undergo extreme feats like doubling their body weight and rearranging or even consuming their internal organs.
A New Book Showcases the Beauty and Grit of New York City's Wildflowers
March 24, 2021 — Photographer Andrew Garn reveals, in stunning detail, the diverse flora that many city dwellers may overlook but birds can't do without.
‘Climate Czar’ Positions Point to Biden’s Dual Approach to the Global Crisis
January 12, 2021 — Two new positions within the Biden White House will yoke expertise in bipartisan climate action with international diplomacy and domestic policy.
Study: Starvation and a Freak Snow Storm Caused the Southwest's Mass Bird Die-Off
December 16, 2020 — A record death event during fall migration sent experts scurrying for an explanation. In the lab results, they see a common factor: climate change.
A Massive Seagrass Project Is Restoring a Lost Food Web for Wintering Geese
December 10, 2020 — When the Chesapeake Bay's eelgrass forests disappeared, Atlantic Brant lost a major food source. Decades of work have helped reverse those losses.
Washington's Wildfires Put the State's Sage-Grouse Population at High Risk
November 12, 2020 — The habitat destruction was so severe that biologists have recommended uplisting the species from threatened to endangered in the state.
Endangered Birds Were Dying Where They Shouldn't. Now Scientists Know Why.
October 20, 2020 — A new study reveals the surprising cross-border migration to Mexico of the rare and elusive Yuma Ridgway’s Rail.
The Secretive Eastern Black Rail Officially Gets Classified as ‘Threatened’
October 09, 2020 — After decades of declining populations and habitat loss, the elusive subspecies is now listed under the Endangered Species Act.
These Fantastic Photos Show Birds Thriving With Native Plants
September 28, 2020 — Enjoy some of our favorite submissions to the Plants for Birds category of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards.
The Southwest Is Facing an ‘Unprecedented’ Migratory Bird Die-Off
September 16, 2020 — Scientists and birders have found large numbers of migratory species disoriented and dead in recent weeks. Here’s what we know so far.