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Editor’s Note
Audubon in Action
Field Notes
Earth Almanac
One Picture
Birds: A Long Flame of Wings
Wildfires may seem fearsomely destructive, but some birds thrive in their aftermath.
Green Travel: Tomb Raider
Bonus images of Cambodia—a rediscovered paradise—plus tips on making the trip.
Video: Audubon Women in Conservation, 2011
This year’s Rachel Carson Award recipients were artist/architect Maya Lin and actor Sigourney Weaver.
Video: Life in Chimney Swift Towers
Insider footage on chimney swifts roosting and nesting in manmade structures.
Gallery: Fish’s Friend
Bonus underwater images from One Picture (July-August 2011) photographer Wayne Levin.
Video: Cuddle Up
See how one concerned citizen taught people how to identify with Steller sea lions.
Spiders Unmasked
A writer explores Maine’s coast in pursuit of eight-legged marvels.
Food: Desert Delight
A new cookbook is a bounty of recipes that incorporate a key ingredient: mesquite flour, made from abundant trees native to the southwest.
Wine: Cheers!
Craving an evening libation? Try these wine varieties, made using organic, biodynamic, or sustainable practices and recommended by editors at the Wine Spectator.
Profile: Peregrine of Mind
For photographer Will J. Sooter, a winner in Audubon Magazine’s 2010 Photo Awards, when falcons cross his lens, all else fades away.
Photo Gallery: Top 100
Dozens more of our editors’ favorites from the 2010 Audubon Magazine photo awards.
Do-It-Yourself: Build a Bathouse
Instructions on how to construct a home for bats.
Video: Swift Flight
Visitors to Frank Wagner Elementary School set up lawn chairs to watch an avian spectacle: thousands of Vaux’s swifts circling the building.
Cleaning House
Steps you can take to enhance your life, and the planet's.
Video: Swamp Magic
Take a journey through South Carolina's Francis Beidler Forest, a RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance and an Important Bird Area.
Big Stink
Planning a leaf-peeping trip? Keep an eye out for six-legged invaders that could foul up your plans.
Legs to Stand On
You’ve bought a new camera; now you need to keep it steady. Find the perfect tripod with these recommendations.
Video: Salute the Volunteer Army
After BP’s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, thousands of concerned citizens responded to Audubon’s recruiting call for help. Say hello to some of the dedicated volunteers.
Video: One Cute Chick
Amid Southern California beaches’ bathing beauties, western snowy plovers make their homes. See how Los Angeles Audubon’s Stacey Vigallon uses art and science to protect them.
Greener Pastures
Want to leave a lasting legacy with a small environmental footprint? Consider a natural burial.
South Pole Spin
Ever wonder what Antarctica mixed with global warming sounds like? This DJ will hook you up with his interpretation of the (very far) south.
Women in Conservation
The four winners of Audubon’s 2010 Rachel Carson Award discuss what the environment means to them.
Slideshow: Deep in Oil
A look at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the array of species it threatens.
Slideshow: A Garden Fit for Birds
The Bedford Audubon Society’s vegetable garden not only provides bird-friendly habitat, but an educational opportunity and bountiful feast for humans as well.
Shades of White, the Prelude
Journalist Alan Kesselheim and his family’s trip across Manitoba was much more than the frightening final day and a half recounted in Audubon’s March-April issue. Read about the rest of the trip here.
Book Review: The Long Thaw
A new book looks 100,000 years into the future of earth’s climate.
Springtime in Nebraska
Bonus images from March-April’s green travel story, “March Magic,” shot by Audubon photo editor Kim Hubbard.
Q&A: Unstuff It
An interview with Annie Leonard, the creator of the short animated film, The Story of Stuff.
Review: The Story of Stuff (the book)
A review of Annie Leonard’s new book, The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing the  Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—A Vision for Change.
Too Close for Comfort
A family’s canoe trip through Hudson Bay trespasses on polar bear territory.
Video: Whittled Wonders
Bird carving collector Joseph Ellis reveals the origin of his passion. Plus, bonus photos of avian carvings and their creators.  
Conserve ’em, Cowboys
A new photography book spotlights Florida ranches, with a look at how they’re incorporating wildlife conservation into their operations.
Book Excerpt: Not Tonight, Honey
An intimate look at several species’ romancing tactics, from Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers and Other Unusual Relationships.
Film Review: Center Stage
Dive into the colorful world of hummingbirds in a film from PBS’s Nature series.
Recipe for Kindness
A recent study provides evidence for what many of us might have assumed: A dose of nature can make us more caring.
Video: Gecko Acrobatics
Watch a leopard gecko’s tail flip—sans body.
Green Living: Naturally Clean
Simple recipes for homemade cleaners.
Two Roads Diverge in Guyana
Guyana could go the way of Brazil, relying on environmentally destructive practices for economic gain, or become the next ecotourism hot spot. Which path will it take?
Photo Gallery: Plain View
A photographer captures scenes of one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems, the Great Plains.
Movie Review: Fuel
A penetrating look at the U.S.’s addiction to oil, and an idea that could rev us up without leaving us dry.
Book Excerpt: The Last of Its Kind
What do musk oxen tell us about a changing environment, and ourselves?
Waste Not
In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, we’ve pulled together helpful hints to make sure the right items hit the bin, and real life examples of people who are taking “reduce, reuse, recycle” to the next level.
True Nature: Deep Dish
Voyage to the bottom of the ocean, where dead whales are a benthic buffet for an array of marine organisms.
The Greatest Lake
Ever wanted to visit Siberia? These vibrant photos of Lake Baikal will have you packing your bags.
How Green Is Your Garment?
Follow these steps to a more eco-sensitive wardrobe.
Art and Nature: Birds of Paradise
An artist channels five extinct birds species in an ambitious sculpture project.
Movie Review: Food, Inc.
A hefty serving of raw statistics about our nation’s food industry.
Video: Bird in Flight
Footage of the dazzling feathered protagonists featured in photographer Andrew Zuckerman’s latest book.
Movie Review: Fortunate Wilderness
A new documentary profiles a historic half-century of predator-prey research done on Isle Royale’s wolves and moose.
Book Excerpt: Solitary Refinement
Taste some text from Robert Sullivan’s new book, The Thoreau You Don’t Know.
Poem: Robert of Lincoln
Poet William Cullen Bryant’s ode to bobolinks.

Q&A: The Ken Burns Effect
Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new documentary on the legacy of our national parks.

Green Design: Natural Forms of Flattery
Form and function come together in nature-inspired, manmade designs.

Q&A: Painting the Town Green
Greensburg mayor Bob Dixson relives the fateful day a tornado destroyed his Kansas town, motivating residents to rebuild sustainably. 

Video: Treasure Islands
A New York City Audubon program aims to protect refuges in the city’s harbor for a trove of water birds.

Q&A: Following Muir
Tracing the footsteps of naturalist John Muir, a student treks across California in search of new conservation strategies.

Video: Sustainable Sports
Sports figures and events are encouraging greener habits for players and fans alike.

Audubon Center: Night School
Students are starstruck at an astronomy class held at Dallas’s Trinity River Audubon Center.

Audio: Make Way for Whoopers
Donning disguises and armed with treats, conservationists train whooping cranes to migrate on their own.

Quiz: Guess That Track
How well do you know your animal tracks? Audubon’s new board chair, Holt Trasher, helps you test your skills. 
Photo Gallery & Video: Bonaire’s Wildlife Bonanza
Bonus photographs and video from Audubon photo editor Kim Hubbard’s and journalist Ted O’Callahan’s trip to Bonaire.
Energy: Bonaire’s Breezy Future
The island of Bonaire strives to be the first in the Caribbean to rely solely on renewable energy. Will it succeed?
Family: An Audubon Wedding Story
A nature-loving couple’s avian-themed wedding takes off.
Book Excerpt: Unquenchable
A water market could rescue the country from an impending hydro-crisis.
Video: Audubon VideoGuide to Butterflies
Come fly with monarch butterflies on their epic migration.
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