Lourdes Medrano

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Articles by Lourdes Medrano

A bat drinks from a hummingbird feeder at night with its long tongue, two more bats flying up behind it.
How Hummingbird Fans Are Helping to Protect a Border-Crossing Bat
October 28, 2022 — By observing nighttime visitors to their feeders, community scientists in Arizona have been central to the recovery of lesser long-nosed bats.
This Tiny Desert Raptor Could Soon Regain Federal Protection
July 12, 2022 — But with developers and state wildlife managers opposed to a threatened listing even as its habitat disappears, the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl faces an uncertain future.
Climate Change Puts New Mexico’s Ancient Acequias to the Test
October 12, 2021 — Communal irrigation systems that have sustained communities, culture, and birdlife for centuries are running dry in a drought-racked Southwest.
The Decades-Long Effort to Save the Masked Bobwhite Is Finally Taking Off
March 22, 2021 — Once thought extinct, the critically endangered quail faces a tough recovery but appears to be gaining a foothold in southern Arizona, where foster fathers help bobwhite chicks learn to live in the wild.
The Border Wall Has Been ‘Absolutely Devastating' for People and Wildlife
December 01, 2020 — President-elect Joe Biden's pledge to halt construction is a start, but activists say tearing down the barrier is ultimately what's needed.