Marion Renault

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Marion Renault is a freelance science journalist based in Brooklyn. She's also a graduate of NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and a former intern for Radiolab and Popular Science.

Articles by Marion Renault

A hummingbird with a green body and bright iridescent magenta feathers on its head and throat perches on a branch.
The Vibrant Colors of Hummingbirds Are More Impressive Than We’d Realized
December 13, 2022 — Scientists catalogued the hues of 114 avian species. Humans can’t see every shade, but birds can.
Four columns made of various colors that represent the plumages of four bird species.
This Artist’s Paint-Swatch Portraits Reveal the Beauty of Bird Plumage
December 13, 2022 — With time on his hands, Christopher Reiger found a colorful way to depict a rich variety of birds.
For Scientists Who Study Birds, This Spring Is Without Precedent
April 08, 2020 — Due to COVID-19, many researchers who track avian health have stopped or limited work just as migration, breeding, and nesting season ramps up.
An Ode to Nature’s Hotdogs: Moth Caterpillars
March 04, 2020 — Get 'em before they're gone (especially if you're a bird).