Nancy Averett

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Articles by Nancy Averett

Meet Jali Makawa, Whose Expertise Proved Vital for Western Ornithologists

April 15, 2021 — Makawa's knowledge and outdoor skills made him indispensable to the white museum curators cataloging Africa’s birds in the 20th century.

Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

June 13, 2014 — UAVs are poised to revolutionize ecology and even save scientists’ lives.

Birds Can Smell, and One Scientist is Leading the Charge to Prove It

January 07, 2014 — For more than a century nearly everyone believed birds sense of smell was poorly developed or nonexistent. They were wrong.

The Other Pipeline

November 20, 2013 — An under-the-radar project may transport Canadian crude.

Grow a Garden with Seed Bombs

May 06, 2013 — Entrepreneurs design pellets that sprout native plants.

Recording Our Planet’s Acoustic Heritage—Before It’s Gone

April 30, 2013 — Climate change, development, and invasive species all threaten natural soundscapes.

Sloths Like Chocolate

December 04, 2012 — Shade-grown crops like cacao are a boon for sloths.

Adventurers Contribute to Science

January 11, 2012 — A nonprofit pairs researchers with extreme athletes.

Into the Woods

December 08, 2011 — Rue Mapp is using social media to lure people outdoors.