Todd Petty

Todd Petty is a reporter at Audubon Magazine.

Articles by Todd Petty

Audubon's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 03, 2014 — From customizable binoculars to birdy books, these items are sure to delight the bird lover in your life.

Photo of the Day: Brown Pelican

June 09, 2014 — Catherine Dalessio manages to get a clear photo on a cloudy day.

Photo of the Day: Fawn-breasted Brilliant Hummingbird

June 06, 2014 — Mark Thomas uses strobes to create a hummingbird silhouette.  

Tall Grasses Might Be Key to Cutting Birdstrikes

May 28, 2014 — An Audubon chapter is partnering with Dayton International Airport to reduce bird-aircraft collisions.

Photo of the Day: Sword-billed Hummingbird

May 19, 2014 — Mark Thomas waits patiently for the sword-billed hummingbird to feed on a flower.

Photo of the Day: Adelie Penguins

May 19, 2014 — Catherine Dalessio photographs Adelie penguins on an unstable iceberg.

Clues to Conserving the Golden Eagle Hidden in Its DNA

May 13, 2014 — Sequencing the raptor’s genome reveals new insights into protecting it from wind turbines and other threats.

Clever Galapagos Finches Use Cotton to Thwart Bugs

May 12, 2014 — If you give a Darwin’s finch a cotton ball infused with insecticide, it will use that piece of fluff as a weapon to combat parasites.

Photo of the Day: Arctic Tern

May 05, 2014 — Keith Kennedy stumbles on an Arctic tern nest while in Iceland.

Photo of the Day: White-necked Jacobin

April 30, 2014 — Keith Kennedy, a visit to one of Costa Rica’s premier birding sites pays off.