Letter From the Editor

Covers of Bird Lore and Audubon collaged in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
A Sense of Purpose
July 19, 2024 — The ideas that have energized this magazine for more than a century still animate its pages.
A massive beaver lodge at the edge of a foggy pond.
Life Support
March 26, 2024 — We’ve constructed a world that caters to humans. There’s still time to learn how to share it.
A researcher holds a gray bird and attaches a geotag to its back.
An Unwavering Focus
December 04, 2023 — Birds and the scientists striving to protect them are tenacious.
Close up of a condor chick with wrinkly, bald, pink head and neck and a fluffy, gray, downy body, sitting in a wooden enclosure with a feather on the floor in the foreground.
Mixed Emotions
October 03, 2023 — Giving birds the best chance requires dedication—and a dose of resilience.
Let’s Be Real
July 11, 2023 — Not only do the best visuals look impressive; they also reflect what’s true.
Doka Nason sits beaming, surrounded by green foliage, with a trail camera displaying a photo of a rust- and black-colored bird.
Lost and Found
March 31, 2023 — Going in search of unfamiliar birds can be thrilling, but so can discovering the ones there all along.
Five bright pink Roseate Spoonbills fly across the sky.
A Familiar Ring
December 16, 2022 — Even though the themes we explore don’t always change, through our reporting we can see forward movement.
Logs pile up on the ground next to the trees that were cut down in the middle of a forest.
Seeing the Birds for the Forest
September 21, 2022 — Magazines face unprecedented challenges just getting to press, but we have our eye on the long game.
A display of natural materials, including leaves, bark, and seed pods.
No Time Like the Present
July 08, 2022 — However quickly life seems to move, it’s worth slowing down and paying attention.
An American Woodcock pokes its long bill into the brown earth beneath a shrub in a city park. Out of focus, behind the park's wrought iron fence, are pedestrians and vehicles.
Making Discoveries and Connections in a Time of Migrations
April 14, 2022 — There’s much to celebrate, and still much we need to understand.