From the Editor
On your odyssey to find the animal or place you've
got to see, remember: The trip of your life can also be a trip
that preserves life.
By Lisa Gosselin
Vote for the Environment
Citizens need to realize that the votes they cast do make a difference.
By John Flicker
Whales and the not-so-silent deep; the man who eats Manhattan; R.P.P.
for the new DDT. Exclusive:
The new Gore-Bush green debate.
Edited by David Seideman
The Artistry of Bird's Nest
An autumn walk reveals a truth: You can learn alot about birds by the
homes they keep.
By Bernd Heinrich
The Shaman of Colors
Painter Rick Harlow found inspiration in the Colombian rainforest- and
created a successful business for its indigenous people.
By Steve Nadis
As environmental education becomes established in school curricula, the
debate over what should and shouldn't be taught heats up.
By Ted Williams
Goodall, Coelacanths & Problems for the 21st
Environmental lessons from the past and thoughts on the future. Plus:
Two important new works for your birding bookshelf.
By Cristopher Camuto
Where are birds' ears? How do insects handle a downpour? Is there a connection
between goose bumps and animals' defense mechanisms?
By Carolyn Shea
In Praise of Robbins; a Wyoming teen raises the rafters for injured raptors;
a new plan for a northern imposer; making conservation a hands-on affair.
Edited by Gretel H. Schueller
From the flight of the flickers to bugling bull elks to quaking aspens,
nature gets ready for winter.
By Ted Williams
In the Wild
Danger! Bear Crossing
The Polar Bear Express, on track.
By Les Line/Photograph by James Balog
have you always wanted to see?
our September-October 2000 issue, we've collected
stories of people's obsessions with species or a placeCosta
Rica's Scarlet Macaws, Mexico's
Spectacular Copper Canyonand the journeys they have made
to see them.
Kingsolver and husband Steven Hopp
as they search for SCARLET
in the southwest corner of Costa Rica.~Look for LEMURS
with Kim Hubbard, photo editor of Audubon.~Explore
CANYONS with wilderness writer Ted Kerasote.~~Is
ecotravel good or bad for the environment?
We asked Megan Epler
Wood, president of the International Ecotourism
During the past three years, Art Wolfe visited every
continent to film some of the world's strangest and bost beautiful creatures.
Here, a portfolio of his images- and a challenge to guess where he shot
Text by Carolyne Shea / Photography by Art Wolfe/
As Guatamala's forests were being destroyed, one
man set out to rescue their precious orchids. His legacy is an amazing
Text By Sally Tisdale / Photography by Dan Borris
Six trips that are good for you, good for wildlife,
even good for your taxes. By Gretel H. Schueller
What drives a man to count more than 7,000 different
species of birds, and to travel to more than 75 countries and spend thousands
of dollars doing so? And what do you do if that man is your father?
By Dan Koeppel / Illustrations by Tim Bower
World's Best Birding Trips
Four renowned experts reveal their favorite places
By Dan Koeppe / Illustration by Tim Bower