Zoe Grueskin

Associate Editor, Audubon Magazine

Zoe is former editorial fellow at Audubon magazine. 

Articles by Zoe Grueskin

New Laws Protect Bird-Friendly Yards From Neighborhood Rules

March 22, 2024 — A blossoming legislative trend prevents homeowners associations, which set landscaping rules for a growing number of Americans, from forbidding native plants.

How to Choose a Photography Workshop that Respects and Protects Birds

February 02, 2024 — These tips can help you get great pictures and keep the birds you love safe with a guide or group.
Three flamingos wade in shallow blue water among plants.

Flamingo Fever, Limpkins on the Loose, ‘Mega’ Rare Terns—the Biggest Bird Events of 2023

December 19, 2023 — Birding highlights of a remarkable year included three U.S. firsts, a surprisingly happening Midwest, and, of course, flamingos everywhere!

A Beloved Winter Finch Is In Decline—and Scientists Want to Know Why

November 15, 2023 — Feeder visits from Evening Grosbeaks are rarer than in the past, and a new initiative is trying to understand the root causes.

As Avian Flu Ravaged Wild Condors, One Chick Became a Ray of Hope

October 03, 2023 — Helpless to stop the virus, biologists did everything in their power to protect the endangered species amid the deadly crisis—including trials of an avian flu vaccine never before used on U.S. birds.

Five Ways Bison Benefit Birds

September 15, 2023 — A new initiative to bring back the gargantuan grazers could have major benefits for grassland species.

How to Have a Bird-Friendly Fourth of July

June 28, 2023 — Fireworks can disturb birds and pets, spark wildfires, and pollute. Consider forgoing your own pyrotechnics, or joining a cleanup the morning after.
A cormorant bird swims underwater, rays of sunlight shining through dense kelp plants.

A Photographer Documents Kelp Forests’ Decline and Efforts to Bring Them Back

June 24, 2023 — In our attempts to restore kelp forests, hungry sea urchins should not be villainized, says Kate Vylet. “Everything’s just trying to survive.”

Inside the Race to Save a Single Condor Egg After Avian Flu Killed Its Mother

June 09, 2023 — How a long-shot rescue turned into an all-hands-on-deck mission to hatch a California Condor in captivity.

After a Wave of Bird Flu, More Than 20 California Condors Dead in the Southwest

May 10, 2023 — Setting the species' recovery back by at least a decade, the crisis appears to be ebbing as the weather warms, with no new detections since April.