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Reimagining the Blue Jay
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Reimagining the Blue Jay

Through artistic abstraction, Gizem Vural casts the oft-maligned Blue Jay in a sunny light.

‘Climate Czar’ Positions Point to Biden’s Dual Approach to the Global Crisis
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‘Climate Czar’ Positions Point to Biden’s Dual Approach to the Global Crisis

Two new positions within the Biden White House will yoke expertise in bipartisan climate action with international diplomacy and domestic policy.

Meet Susan Fenimore Cooper, America’s First Recognized Female Nature Writer
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Meet Susan Fenimore Cooper, America’s First Recognized Female Nature Writer

In 1850, Cooper anonymously published a book whose call for conservation won praise from Charles Darwin. It was largely forgotten—until recently.

How a Landmark Environmental Law May Have Quietly Saved a Billion Birds
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How a Landmark Environmental Law May Have Quietly Saved a Billion Birds

New research reveals a previously uncounted benefit of the Clean Air Act—at a time when the Trump administration is weakening its protections.

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science
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More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science

A pair of new studies show how birds improve our wellbeing, adding to a growing body of evidence that avians are an antidote to our despair.

Audubon Submits Legal Objection to Diversion of Platte River Water
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Audubon Submits Legal Objection to Diversion of Platte River Water

Last week, Audubon Nebraska submitted a legal objection to a proposal that would transfer water from the Platte River to the Republican River.

Christmas Bird Count in Nebraska Continues Safely
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Christmas Bird Count in Nebraska Continues Safely

— In its 121st season, Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count focuses on solo counting & feeder watching
Suzanne Dixon Named Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway at Audubon
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Suzanne Dixon Named Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway at Audubon

Dixon joins the bird conservation organization from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Bird Jobs of the Future and Other Avian-Inspired Stories From the Year 2100
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Bird Jobs of the Future and Other Avian-Inspired Stories From the Year 2100

In Audubon’s first foray into climate fiction, or cli-fi, we asked writers of compelling—and sometimes strange—fiction to imagine what climate chaos will bring for birds and people. From there, they created these tales of the somewhat familiar future.

Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2020 Audubon Photo Awards
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Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2020 Audubon Photo Awards

Every year the contest attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Here are this year's highlights.

Swainson's Hawk

Latin:  Buteo swainsoni

Illustration for Swainson's Hawk

Rufous Hummingbird

Latin:  Selasphorus rufus

Illustration for Rufous Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Latin:  Megaceryle alcyon

Illustration for Belted Kingfisher

Wild Turkey

Latin:  Meleagris gallopavo

Illustration for Wild Turkey

   

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