Sarah Gilman

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Sarah Gilman is a freelance writer who covers the environment, science, and miscellany from Portland, Oregon. She is also a contributing editor at High Country News.

Articles by Sarah Gilman

 A charred redwood smolders looking upward towards the canopy.

Rebuilding an Iconic California State Park With Birds and Wildfire In Mind

July 08, 2022 — In 2020, a blaze consumed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, incinerating cabins, blackening ancient trees, and imperiling endangered murrelets. Staff now want to reimagine the park to better ensure the seabird’s future.

Could the Corvid Conservation Corps Replant a Forest After Fire?

December 20, 2019 — Island Scrub-Jays are acorn-planting machines. Flying foresters might be just what today's scorched Western landscapes need.

Can Solar Plants Make Good Bird Habitat?

April 06, 2016 — A proposed state law could turn Minnesota's solar gardens into actual gardens for native birds and pollinators.

Enjoy These Gorgeous Bird Pics—Hey, It's Good for Conservation

November 16, 2015 — To save birds, cultivate wonder first, says photographer Gerrit Vyn.

5 Ways the IUCN Red List Is Changing for Birds

October 29, 2015 — Forty species are faring worse on the list, but the forecast isn't all gloomy.

How Monk Parakeets Pick Their Battles

September 10, 2015 — New research shows that these social birds use logic to choose whom to bully.

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken’s Spot on the Endangered Species List Is in Jeopardy

September 04, 2015 — A Texas judge ruled in favor of a major oil and gas group and reversed the ruling to list the bird.