Kharishar Kahfi

Editorial Intern, Audubon Magazine

Kharishar Kahfi is a science journalist and an editorial intern at Audubon magazine.

Articles by Kharishar Kahfi

A bright red cardinal flies just above the snow-covered ground, against a sparkling white snow-covered background.
10 Fun Facts About the Northern Cardinal
August 07, 2023 — What’s in a name? Who knows, but this bird has a whole bunch of them.
A person in hiking boots steps onto a bus in a city. The side of the bus says "Trailhead Direct" and shows a photo of people hiking in a forest.
Why Cities Need Better Public Transit to Public Lands
July 10, 2023 — More transportation agencies and nature advocates want to help people explore the outdoors without a car. But they face challenges.
A plump, streaky brown bird with large eyes and long beak stands on a lichen-covered stone looking at the camera.
Drab but Fab: Woodcocks Wear the Whitest Whites in the Avian Wardrobe
April 28, 2023 — Though mostly camouflaged, Eurasian Woodcocks have brilliant patches much whiter than any feathers previously measured, a recent study finds.
A little brown and white thrush with its feathers fluffed up perches on a fallen tree in a forest holding a red berry in its beak.
Forest Fragments Act Like ‘Convenience Stores’ for Migrating Birds, Study Finds
March 31, 2023 — Using radar data, scientists identified the most popular stopover sites for migrants across the eastern United States. But these same strongholds are often overlooked in conservation strategies
A large streaky brown owl with bright orange eyes perches on a tree with blurred city lights in the background.
What Should Be Done About Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl Loose in New York?
March 07, 2023 — After the zoo fugitive learned to hunt rats in Central Park, some fans are cheering for his freedom. But ornithologists argue he should return to his enclosure, for his sake and for that of local wildlife.
A flock of pigeons takes off from a city street.
A New Book Explores Our Disdain for Pests
February 09, 2023 — Journalist Bethany Brookshire argues that the idea of a “pest” is more about humans’ view of unwanted animals than the critters themselves.