Priyanka Runwal

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Priyanka Runwal is a reporter currently based in New York City and former editorial fellow for Audubon magazine. 

Articles by Priyanka Runwal

For This Budding Naturalist, Time With Dad Makes Photography a Perfect Hobby

September 28, 2020 — At age seven, Ryan Cassella documented the American Robin family nesting in his family's yard.

10 Fun Facts About the American Robin

July 28, 2020 — They might be one of our most common birds, but there is plenty you don't know about this thrush. (Yep, it's a thrush.)

Birding by Ear Can Be a Challenge, But There’s Help at Hand

July 15, 2020 — Looking to learn bird songs? Here are some courses and tools to guide you no matter your skill level.

Truffles Aren't Just for Foodies—Some Birds Love Them, Too

July 10, 2020 — A growing body of research shows that more species eat truffles than we realize, benefitting the mushrooms and the trees they grow on.

Building Collisions Are a Greater Danger for Some Birds Than Others

July 09, 2020 — Migratory species that zip through the woods for insects are more likely to crash, researchers find—a vulnerability that may be speeding their decline.

How a White-throated Sparrow's New Tune Went Viral

July 02, 2020 — A modified dialect of male song began in a local population in western Canada and, in two decades, traveled to birds more than 1,800 miles away.

Mallards Ferry Fish Eggs Between Waterbodies Through Their Poop

June 25, 2020 — New research shows that fish eggs don't just survive the journey through a mallard's digestive system intact, but they can still be viable.

Migratory Birds Like Native Berries Best

June 12, 2020 — Even when fruits of invasive plants are abundant, migratory songbirds seek out native berries, according to new research.

Meet the Bird World's Essential Workers

May 21, 2020 — Despite the pandemic, these pros are working long hours to save injured birds and at-risk species that need them.

Flamingos Can Forge Long-Lasting Friendships—and Rivalries

May 11, 2020 — A new study of captive birds found they prefer to hang out with buddies, and some individuals could even be considered social butterflies.