Kristine Liao

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Kristine Liao is a former editorial fellow for Audubon magazine. 

Articles by Kristine Liao

Marine Heatwaves Can Scatter Ocean Wildlife More Than a Thousand Miles

August 05, 2020 — A new study finds that these extreme events at sea can rapidly redistribute habitats and animals, including fish and seabirds.

Those Big Orange Bills Also Help Puffins Stay Cool After a Workout

December 20, 2019 — Good for more than just attracting a mate, the clownish feature appears to keep the subpar fliers from overheating.

Dramatic Swings in Great Lakes Water Levels Make Life Tough for Birds

December 20, 2019 — On Wisconsin's Cat Islands and around the region, wildlife managers are working to create avian safe harbors from the climate-fueled fluctuations.

The Key to the Christmas Bird Count's 120 Years of Success? The People.

December 13, 2019 — Drones and trail cams may be increasingly common in avian monitoring, but Audubon's CBC remains dependent on dedicated humans.

New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly

December 10, 2019 — By a vote of 43-3, the City Council approved that all new construction must use materials that prevent avian fatalities.

North American Birds Are Shrinking, Likely a Result of the Warming Climate

December 04, 2019 — A new study found significant declines in bird body sizes after analyzing decades of data collected by Chicago’s Field Museum.

Emperor Penguins Are Marching to Extinction at Current Emissions Levels

December 03, 2019 — A new study once again underscores that we need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to save many of our most beloved bird species.

Where Have All the Short-tailed Shearwaters Gone?

November 22, 2019 — The delay and reduced numbers of shearwaters arriving in southern Australia are likely tied to this year's mass die-offs in the Bering Sea.

Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

November 08, 2019 — A new study finds that Vulturine Guineafowl live in multilevel societies, marking the first time such behavior has been described in avians.

Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

November 08, 2019 — After a decade since its first sighing, the bird has finally been formally described as a new species, but much remains unknown about its ecology.