Nell Durfee

Articles by Nell Durfee

The Canadian Rockies Are Overflowing With Hybrid Birds
May 15, 2018 — A history of glaciers and warm spells has turned the region into a special place where species and subspecies mate.
A Birder's Dream Job: International Flight Attendant
May 09, 2018 — Chris Done crisscrosses the globe for a career, seeking out birds wherever he lands.
A Curious Owlet Peeks Out of Its Nest Box. A Vigilant Photographer Is Ready.
May 04, 2018 — Ashleigh Scully, 16, captured this shot of a curious young screech owl while doing her homework at the kitchen table. Here's how.
South Carolina's Governor's Mansion Just Got a Lot More Bird-Friendly
April 18, 2018 — Governor McMaster recently invited Audubon South Carolina to help overhaul the mansion's gardens using native plants.
A Greener, Cleaner Chesapeake Is a Boon for Birds
April 16, 2018 — As seagrass rebounds in the Chesapeake Bay, scientists are cautiously optimistic about bird populations, too.
How a Photographer's Kind Heart Led to This Snowy Shot of a Killdeer
April 05, 2018 — By protecting the Killdeer's nest from harm, Melissa Groo was able to capture one parent's impressive devotion to its eggs.
Eleven Spring Birding Events to Get Psyched For
March 30, 2018 — There's a lot to look forward to as winter (finally) winds down.
How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms
March 23, 2018 — Birds can often appear distressed during the winter. Not all need to be rescued, but when they do, call a pro.
There's a New Theory for Why Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers Look So Alike
February 26, 2018 — A feeder-based study found Downys are bullies—and it might explain their copycat looks.
John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance
February 22, 2018 — The Rex parade, New Orleans’ oldest Mardi Gras parade, featured the naturalist in a celebration of the city’s history.