Shweta Karikehalli

Shweta Karikehalli is a former editorial fellow at Audubon.

Articles by Shweta Karikehalli

Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

March 21, 2019 — A community-science project helps conservationists understand—and protect—the imperiled migratory species.

Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella

January 17, 2019 — The behavior, called canopy feeding, is an especially effective way to hunt.

What's Up With the Weird Mouths of These Finch Chicks?

January 08, 2019 — Coming in many shapes, colors, and sizes, strange mouth markings might aid in chick survival.

Camera Trap Captures Strange, Long-legged, Pointy-beaked Panther

November 27, 2018 — Photographer Carlton Ward got a lot less cat and a lot more Great Blue Heron than he expected during a recent project in Florida.

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

November 16, 2018 — Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.

How Birds Take Flight With Such Ease

November 15, 2018 — New research breaks down the fundamentals required to smoothly go from perched to airborne.

Birds Inherited Colorful Eggs From Dinosaurs

November 05, 2018 — New research has found yet another link between modern avians and their ancestors.

Mountain Birds Need to Move Even Higher to Survive

October 29, 2018 — In Honduras, species are migrating upslope to escape deforestation and climate change, illustrating a global trend. But space isn't infinite.

An Experiment to Teach Sparrows New Songs Proved a Wild Success

October 11, 2018 — Songbirds are among a select few animals that can pick up new languages by ear. But recent research shows that timing is crucial.

The Audubon Mural Project Paints a Milestone 100 Species

September 26, 2018 — Marrying public art and climate change, six new species become ambassadors for conservation on the streets of northern Manhattan.