Bird-Friendly Communities

Birds Are My Key to Happiness

Birds Are My Key to Happiness

— Virginia Rose, founder of Birdability, tells the story of how birds transformed her life.
Meeting the Vulture

Meeting the Vulture

— A sudden encounter inspires an ode to the Turkey Vulture
Accessible Birding - Paul’s Story

Accessible Birding - Paul’s Story

— “Hope is the thing with feathers.” - Emily Dickinson
Tras tres décadas desde la Proposición 187, los inmigrantes aún enfrentan obstáculos a los espacios verdes públicos

Tras tres décadas desde la Proposición 187, los inmigrantes aún enfrentan obstáculos a los espacios verdes públicos

— Para Juan Altamirano, director asociado de política de Audubon California, la lucha contra un legado racista en el uso del suelo en California es personal.
Three Decades after Prop 187, Immigrants Still Face Barriers to Public Green Spaces

Three Decades after Prop 187, Immigrants Still Face Barriers to Public Green Spaces

— For Audubon California Associate Policy Director Juan Altamirano, undoing California's history of racism in land use is personal.
The Bird Lady

The Bird Lady

— How a robin helped an 8-year old child tame his emotions.
The Trail to Liberation

The Trail to Liberation

— On a solo trek to Mount Shasta, I finally embraced myself for who I really was - a trans woman.
Mental Health in the Pandemic and the Comfort of Contact Calls

Mental Health in the Pandemic and the Comfort of Contact Calls

— A bird's gentle call back and forth allows her companion to relax - perhaps enough to make it to the next day. How can we apply this in our own lives?
How Oscar Fell in Love with Birds

How Oscar Fell in Love with Birds

— After the sun went down, Oscar spotted a barn owl returning to a nest box full of whining owlets before flying off and encountering another barn owl. At one point, the second owl was flying right at him, and a grinning Oscar said, “I’m so happy right now.” Birds give him so much joy.
On Birds and Belonging

On Birds and Belonging

— Growing up in the Philippines, Justine Villanueva shares her journey of leaving her homeland and healing her belonging through decolonization, learning to dwell, and connecting to birds.