T. Edward Nickens

T. Edward Nickens is a contributing editor for Audubon. He is also an editor-at-large for Field & Stream.

Articles by T. Edward Nickens

How Prairie Birds Found an Unexpected Group of Heroes in Hunters
September 25, 2018 — As critical habitat disappears, imperiled grassland species are finding refuge on land preserved for an exotic pheasant.
The Best Binoculars For Every Birder
December 02, 2016 — No matter your budget, needs, or tastes, we've got the perfect bins for you.
What One Magnificent Predator Can Show Us About the Arctic's Future
December 31, 2015 — Scientists are scaling the cliffs of Alaska's Seward Peninsula to stop the mighty Gyrfalcon from losing more ground to climate change.
The Audubon Guide To Birding Gear
May 19, 2015 — Treat your birding fever with new apparel, hardware, and gadgets.
Why U.S. Forests Are Fueling Europe
January 26, 2015 — Growing demand for wood pellets abroad hurts bird habitat at home.
Photograph by Emmanuel Rondeau.
Costa Rica Untapped
January 01, 2015 — If you’re looking for real wilderness adventure in one of the world’s most popular nature travel destinations, get off the beaten path on the Osa Peninsula.
Tick, Tock: Time to Protect the Boreal Forest for Songbirds
May 22, 2014 — A new science report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve at least fifty percent of the 1.2 billion acres of boreal forest where songbirds breed.
Wild Turkey on the Rocks?
November 15, 2013 — The reintroduction of America's beloved holiday fowl has been one of conservation's great triumphs--but now some populations are plummeting. What's going on?
Listening to Migrating Birds at Night May Help Ensure Their Safety
October 04, 2013 — On autumn and spring evenings, hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of birds migrate across North America. Cutting-edge recording devices are capturing the tiny chips and chirps these birds make while in flight, helping conservationists plot a pro
Vultures Take Over Suburbia
November 05, 2012 — They vomit all over the place, urinate on themselves to cool off, and feed on the dead. Though disgusting and even frightening to some suburbanites, vultures do some essential cleaning up around the neighborhood. Without them, things might be smellier.