Tom Clynes

Contributor, Audubon Magazine

Tom Clynes is an author and photojournalist who work has appeared in National GeographicThe New York Times, and many other publications. His most recent book is The Boy Who Played With Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star.

Articles by Tom Clynes

The Violent Cost of Conservation

July 07, 2021 — Each year more people die while attempting to protect the world’s most biodiverse places. It’s a trend poised to devastate the planet itself. How can we stem the rising tide of attacks to ensure a safer future for us all?

Remembering Gonzalo Cardona, Protector of the Yellow-eared Parrot

February 19, 2021 — The Colombian conservationist was murdered in January after counting the birds he helped save from extinction.

A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska's Pristine and Imperiled Arctic Refuge

December 21, 2018 — Paddling along the refuge's coastal plain reveals how oil development threatens one of the nation's last truly wild places.

Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2

December 13, 2018 — In Tikal, birders can seek exotic specialties among some of Central America's most magnificent ancient ruins.

Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 1

December 07, 2018 — Located in the Maya lowlands, Uaxactun is home to an astonishing diversity of birdlife and a growing network of trained guides.

Go Discover Paraguay's Amazing Birding

November 20, 2018 — This avian utopia has flown under the radar for far too long.

On Andros Island, the Birding Is Prime and the Crowds Are Sparse

August 28, 2018 — A chain of small islands in the Bahamas, Andros is home to several endemic species, including the rebounding Bahama Oriole.

These Bahama Islands Are a Birder's Paradise

March 09, 2018 — Picturesque Great and Little Inagua Islands host flamingos, an endemic hummingbird, and more than 100 other species.

Birding Is Taking Off in Guatemala

November 17, 2017 — With the country's Atitlan region proving increasingly popular for birders seeking lifers, more and more locals are becoming guides.

How Birding Tourism Can Support Communities and Foster Conservation

October 17, 2017 — Across Latin America and the Bahamas, Audubon works closely with locals to build sustainable ecotourism opportunities.