COVID-19

Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

— Sales are through the roof for seed suppliers, birdhouse builders, and small businesses helping people connect with the nature in their backyards.
Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations

Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations

— Turkey hunters with extra time on their hands are behind a harvest spike that could have lasting impacts, biologists warn.
Grisly Report Raises Questions About the Cruise Industry's Impact on Migrating Birds

Grisly Report Raises Questions About the Cruise Industry's Impact on Migrating Birds

— Lights on ships can lure birds to their deaths, but nearly a decade after a call for more research, the scale of the problem is anyone's guess.
An Annual Birding Competition Adapts to the Pandemic By Going Global

An Annual Birding Competition Adapts to the Pandemic By Going Global

— Every spring, birders at the American Museum of Natural History vie to see the most birds in Central Park. This year, competing from their quarantine spots around the world brought unexpected benefits.
Meet the Bird World's Essential Workers

Meet the Bird World's Essential Workers

— Despite the pandemic, these pros are working long hours to save injured birds and at-risk species that need them.
Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

— Disease and logging nearly wiped out the towering trees in the early 20th century. Now the pandemic endangers a one-man operation trying to help the species endure.
COVID-19 Halted Arctic Refuge Bird Research, but Oil Leasing May Continue

COVID-19 Halted Arctic Refuge Bird Research, but Oil Leasing May Continue

— This summer was supposed to be the last chance to study nesting birds before oil development began. Now even those plans are hazy.
In Quarantine, I Finally Understood the Magic of Birds

In Quarantine, I Finally Understood the Magic of Birds

— It took a pandemic for me to see what my mother had been trying to show me my whole life.
Amid the Names of Coronavirus Victims, a Beloved Childhood Author Jumped Out

Amid the Names of Coronavirus Victims, a Beloved Childhood Author Jumped Out

— Luis Sepúlveda's death spurred Audubon's photo editor to revisit a favorite childhood book, and realize how much it has shaped her life.
Why Birding From Home Is Not An Equal Opportunity Activity

Why Birding From Home Is Not An Equal Opportunity Activity

— Poorer neighborhoods often harbor less quality green space and a lower diversity of birds—an inequity that the pandemic makes hard to ignore.