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THE SUMMER ISSUE OF AUDUBON MAGAZINE

Great Gray Owl
Wyoming

This issue is a standout. I’m enjoying it and want to alert you to some interesting features. The pictures alone are definitely a pick-me-up! Audubon shares the beauty of birds.

This issue contains the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards.

Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Zambia

Birds need water. They depend on it during migration, breeding and nesting. One special report examines the Colorado River Basin. Titled “Oases in a Dry Land” this feature looks at the Gila River, a tributary of the Colorado that supports more than 200 bird species. Some of the priority species in the Colorado Basin are Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, Summer Tanager and others. It is an in-depth article that also includes information on saline waters in the West.

Audubon maintains an excellent website. Audubon.org

Enjoy. I’m missing some of the summer birds since I have been unable to get the back deck cleaned up and set up a new bird feeder. Audubon is the next best thing.

Yellow-breasted Chat

BRING BIRDS TO YOUR LAWN: ADVICE FROM AUDUBON MAGAZINE

milkweed

There’s a true joy to sharing your home with birds. Planting and hosting native plants will bring these brilliant birds and others to you. You can find out more about your local resources at Audubon.org/native-plants

Information can be found in the spring issue of Audubon Magazine. Now for some garden planning and a trip to your local nursery.


Wood Thrush – These familiar friends like to fuel up on elderberry fruit.

Rufous Hummingbird – They glean nectar from penstemon and also feed on the ground seeds.

American Redstart – They flock to oak catkins and oak acorns. If you have an oak tree you are all set.

Baltimore Oriole – They like to line their nests with milkweed pods, also a favorite of the monarch butterfly.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – They feed on the maples, drilling on the horizontal into the trees.