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MARCH MAGIC
SPRING IN NEBRASKA: CELEBRATING THE PRAIRIE’S SUBTLE BEAUTY AND THE RAUCOUS RETURN OF THOUSANDS OF SANDHILL CRANES MORE
BETTER BIRDING
A SPOTTING SCOPE CAN GIVE YOU YEARS OF BIRDING PLEASURE. HERE’S HOW TO CHOOSE THE ONE THAT’S PERFECT FOR YOU MORE
APOCALYPSE NORTH
THE FULL-THROTTLE DEVELOPMENT OF ALBERTA’S VAST TAR SANDS CARRIES A STEEP ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG MORE
HEAD TURNERS
NICK BRANDT’S COMPELLING WILDLIFE PORTRAITS INCLUDE THESE ZEBRAS, PHOTOGRAPHED IN TANZANIA’S NGORONGORO CRATER MORE
Feature Articles
Editor's Note
Audubon View
Letters
Field Notes
Audubon In Action
Audubon Family
Currents
Incite
Earth Almanac
Green Guru
Journal
Birds
Reviews
One Picture


Habitat
Shangri-La
It’s so close to L.A. it’s practically a suburb. But Tejon Ranch, a quarter-million acres of astonishing biodiversity, will now be saved forever. 

Photo Gallery
Out of Africa
Nick Brandt’s photos are simultaneously landscapes of epic scale and grandeur and portraits revealing animals in their most intimate details. 

Energy
Crude Awakening
Alberta’s tar sands offer huge energy potential. But the price tag—for the climate, for the boreal forest, for billions of birds—is staggering.

 
Green Travel
March Magic
Even in a land of understated beauty, there’s nothing subtle about prairie-chicken courtship displays or the spectacle of thousands of cranes.

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Better Birding
Audubon Guide to Spotting Scopes
Buying a spotting scope is a major investment, but make the right choice (and we’ll show you how), and you’ll be set for years of enjoyment. 

Editor’s Note

Audubon View

Letters

Field Notes
Climate control; sea feud; natural high; more.

Audubon in Action
John Flicker signs off. Donal O’Brien soldiers on.

Audubon Family
Marking Earth Day’s 40th; hit the rail-trails!

Currents
Pandora’s Water Bottle
Endocrine disruptors wreak havoc all over.

Incite
Picture Perfect
The dark side of those wondrous wildlife photos.

Earth Almanac
Spring stings; speed racers; pretty poison; more.

Green Guru
Seeing the northern lights; cap those catalogs.

Journal
Shades of White
A terrifying encounter in the Canadian wilds.

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Birds
The Drifter
What’s going on with rufous hummingbirds?

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Reviews
A Wonder to Behold
A new book gets down to “birdness.”

One Picture
Plasticide
North Pacific trash claims a young albatross.

On the cover: A venerable African elephant bull at a waterhole in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Photo by Nick Brandt, from his book “A Shadow Falls.”

Banner Images: 1) Sandhill crane. Photo by Kim Hubbard 2) Illustration by Serge Bloch 3) The Syncrude oil-sands extraction plant. Photo by Jon Lowenstein 4) Zebras at Ngorongoro Crater, in Africa. Photo by Nick Brandt.