Kevin Wheeler

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Articles by Kevin Wheeler

Its Heyday Long Past, Wildlife Wood Carving Looks to Broaden Its Appeal

October 22, 2020 — Competitions are getting scarce. Crowds are dwindling. Collectors are dying out. Can this American art form survive?

10 Fun Facts About the Baltimore Oriole

June 10, 2020 — From their brief taxonomic hiatus to their intense sugar cravings, there’s a lot to know about these brilliant birds

These Amazing Images Show How Good Bird Camouflage Can Be

May 20, 2020 — Sometimes it pays to blend in.

Prickly Pair: Cactus-dwelling Couple Prove Rumors That Bald Eagles Nest in Saguaros

May 07, 2020 — Eagles are increasingly turning to unconventional nesting sites—a good sign for the recovering species.

13 Virtual Bird and Conservation Events to Tune In to This Spring

April 17, 2020 — While COVID-19 may have canceled your favorite festival, the internet still offers plenty of ways to satisfy your love of birds.

Birds Have Their Own Disease Problems That Sometimes Become Ours

March 27, 2020 — Avians aren’t the source of COVID-19, but some do harbor pathogens that can infect humans. Here's what you need to know and how to stay safe.

This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

March 27, 2020 — The BirdWhisperer Project fosters creativity while bringing artists together from all over the world—no matter their skill level.

Federal Land Beats Private Property for Protecting Endangered Species

March 16, 2020 — At a time of rollbacks for public land protections, a new study shows they’re crucial for keeping vulnerable wildlife populations intact.

Hot, Bothered, and Parasite-free: Why Birds Sun Themselves

February 27, 2020 — Avian sunbathing has mystified ornithologists for decades, but some recent research is confirming an old suspicion that the behavior helps fend off lice.

These Beloved Warblers Migrate North Almost a Week Earlier Than 50 Years Ago

February 21, 2020 — Black-throated Blue Warblers now start spring migration 5.5 days sooner than they did in the 1960s, a new study finds. Is climate change to blame?