From Audubon Magazine

Get Ready for the Year of the Bird

Get Ready for the Year of the Bird

— A broad and timely alliance between Audubon, National Geographic, BirdLife, and Cornell steps up to protect birds and the places they need.
Fossils Buried Deep in Lava Tubes Hold Secrets to Hawaii's Avian History

Fossils Buried Deep in Lava Tubes Hold Secrets to Hawaii's Avian History

— Helen James mixes spelunking and paleontology to piece together the lives of the island's extinct and endangered birds.
Reimagining John James Audubon’s Pileated Woodpecker

Reimagining John James Audubon’s Pileated Woodpecker

— Illustrator Stephen Kroninger's interpretation loses a bird but gains a glossy string of pearls.
Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?

Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?

— On a remote Alaskan sandbar, under the watchful eye of a devoted scientist for more than four decades, climate change is forcing a colony of seabirds into a real-time race: evolve or go extinct.
A Former Soldier Who Found Solace Rehabbing Raptors, Now Helps Other Struggling Veterans

A Former Soldier Who Found Solace Rehabbing Raptors, Now Helps Other Struggling Veterans

— After the Persian Gulf War, Robert Vallières grappled with aneurysms, PTSD, and more. Birds are the ones that brought him back.
This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

— Haruo Uchiyama sculpts intricate, life-size birds to teach the world about evolution and extinction. His current mission: modeling 40 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Inside the Race to Save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, North America’s Most Endangered Bird

Inside the Race to Save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, North America’s Most Endangered Bird

— The only hope to prevent extinction may be to remove some of the last birds from the wild for captive breeding. This summer scientists scrambled to collect enough sparrows before the breeding season’s end.
Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

— In his new book, photographer Noppadol Paothong focuses his lens on the iconic bird throughout its life cycle.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

— Funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are flowing into the state, financing unprecedented restoration work along its beleaguered coast—just in the nick of time.