There's a lot of room in the West, and a lot of species to see. Here, in the first of a series of Audubon's regional birding guides, are 10 trails that will take you where the birds are.
A Tale of Two Habitats
If we want the wood thrush and other songbirds to flourish, we must answer the challenge: protecting them at both ends of their incredible journeys.
As development stalks the United States' eastern forests, the wood thrush's lovely spring song is increasingly being accompanied by notes of concern.
Mexico and Central America are the wood thrush's traditional winter home. But each year, when the birds arrive, they're finding less and less space to spread their wings.
These images of animals set against a white background remove the familiar context, drawing the viewer into making a personal, and often unforgettable, connection.
Roger Tory Peterson, born a century ago this August, is recognized as one of birding's original superstars. But his contributions to conservation go far beyond field guides.
On the cover: A blue-and-yellow macaw, Photo by Andrew Zuckerman