Lesley Evans Ogden

Reporter, Audubon magazine

Lesley Evans Ogden is a field ecologist-turned science journalist who loves writing about the quirks and wonders of the natural world.

Articles by Lesley Evans Ogden

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says
January 14, 2021 — Purple Martins exposed to bright nighttime light migrated eight days early—which could lead to starvation at their breeding grounds.
How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation
March 25, 2020 — Women in India have banded together to build empathy for the Greater Adjutant Stork—starting by celebrating the bird's nesting season.
The Silent Flight of Owls, Explained
July 28, 2017 — Even large owls, like Barred and Barn Owls, manage to fly nearly silently through the trees. How do they pull it off—and why?
Unraveling the Mysteries of Migrating Semipalmated Sandpipers
April 05, 2017 — In an unprecedented study, scientists used high-tech geolocators to track the paths and stopover sites of the globe-trotting shorebirds.
Better Know a Bird: The Clark's Nutcracker and Its Obsessive Seed Hoarding
November 08, 2016 — Hiding away tens of thousands of pine seeds every year makes the nutcracker a prolific natural forester.