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ON THE WING
BRIAN HANSEN'S SNOWY OWL WAS JUST ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING ENTRIES IN OUR 2010 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. SEE OUR WINNERS HERE. MORE
READY, AIM, FIRE
THE FUTURE OF THE BOBWHITE QUAIL COULD DEPEND ON THE MANAGEMENT OF 80 HUNTING PLANTATIONS ON THE GEORGIA-FLORIDA BORDER. MORE
PECKING ORDER
BIRD BEAKS ARE MORE THAN NATURE'S INGENIOUS FEEDING ADAPTATIONS. SOMETIMES THEY ACTUALLY SHAPE THEIR ENVIRONMENT. MORE
TUSK, TUSK
WALRUSES, AMONG THE WORLD'S LARGEST PINNEPEDS, PREPARE FOR COURTSHIP. ALSO: COOTS, NUTHATCHES, AND SOME TASTY BUTTERFLIES. MORE
Feature Articles
Editor's Note
Audubon View
Audubon in Action
Field Notes
Incite
Earth Almanac
Reviews
One Picture

Audubon Magazine Photography Awards
Photo Finish
Get ready to be awed because here, for your viewing pleasure, are the winners of the 2010 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards.
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Audubon Magazine Photography Awards
Photo Gallery: Top 100
Many were called, and more than 1,300 answered. It was a tough task, but we've whittled 8,000 great images down to 100 fantastic ones. See a slideshow here.

Audubon Center
The Enchanted Forest
An ancient cypress swamp thrives in the heart of South Carolina’s Low Country, protected from encroaching urban sprawl by a sweet-talking, forest-guarding good neighbor.

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True Nature
Pecking Order
Bird beaks are more than nature’s ingenious designs. They’re wonders of evolution, barometers of how
species react to—and sometimes even instigate—changes in their environment. 

Birds
Ready, Aim, Fire!
Bird-hunting plantations in the Southeast serve as de
facto wildlife refuges, offering hope for a range of plants and animals, including the embattled bobwhite quail.

Editor’s Note

Audubon View

 
Audubon in Action
Saving Vaux’s swifts and black-footed ferrets; honoring former Audubon chair Donal O’Brien; more.
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Field Notes
What the new U.S. Congress means for the environment; white-nose syndrome on the move; what’s the eco-friendly choice, bound book or e-book?; more.
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Incite
Saddle Sores
Fiction: Feral horses, glorious symbols of America’s past, should run wild and free forever. Fact: Feral horses are devastating habitat across the West, threatening native wildlife as they go.

Earth Almanac
Walruses in love; winter’s wildflower; fine-tasting butterflies; a rail that’s easy to hail; more.

Reviews
The Mating Game
Biologist Bernd Heinrich explores the many ways that birds create, and then tend to, their offspring.

One Picture
Strong as a Muskox
Braving a frigid northern winter for a remarkable shot of one of nature’s most specialized animals.

On the cover: A pyrrhuloxia shot for the Audubon Magazine Photography Awards by  Laura Stafford of Tucson, Arizona.

Banner images: Snowy owl, by Brian Hansen; Bill Palmer, director of Tall Timbers’ game bird program, by Rob Howard; palm cockatoo, by Joel Sartore; walrus, by Yva Momatiuk/John Eastcott/Minden Pictures.


















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