Letter From the Editor

You Can Count on Us

— Dependability is the key to success—for birds and journalism.

Conservation Photography Is About More Than Pretty Pictures

— Even some photos that can’t be captured tell a powerful story.

Why Audubon Magazine Turned Its Spotlight to John James Audubon

— It's our job as journalists to ask tough questions, including about the life and legacy of the man behind our name.
Sarah Fitzpatrick watches a Florida Scrub-Jay in Jonathan Dickinson State Park near Jupiter, Florida. Carlton Ward Jr

Birds Help Bind Us to Our Roots, and to One Another

— Our winter issue illustrates how, in today’s topsy-turvy world, we would all benefit from stronger connections.
Australian researchers take COVID-19 precautions while preparing captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters for release into the wild. See our cover story for more on the race to save these critically endangered birds. Doug Gimesy

In a Tumultuous Year, Science and Steadfast Action Provide a Path Forward

— Our fall issue spotlights researchers and conservationists doing what it takes, in the face of overwhelming odds, to keep people and birds safe.

The Surreal Challenge of Making a Magazine During an Unthinkable Spring

— Creating our summer issue meant balancing the desire for escape with a deeper need to face the moment.

Conservation History Provides Lessons We Should Heed

— By examining our past, we can navigate toward a better, safer future.
Audubon staffers birding in Washington Square Park in New York City. Luke Franke/Audubon

When We Need Them Most, Birds and Nature Are At Our Service

— The natural world holds tremendous value, in ways both expected and surprising—if only we let it.
A restoration  project at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland is giving this salt marsh—and birds like the Black Rail—a shot at surviving sea-level rise. Camilla Cerea/Audubon

This Is What Climate Solutions Look Like

— We dedicated our entire fall issue to tackling the challenge of climate change, because humanity has no other choice.

Birds Rely on Native Plants, and Our Photos Should Reflect That

— If images only show avian species, you’re leaving out the bigger picture.