Audubon (magazine)

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Audubon
Cover of July-August 2012 edition of Audubon Magazine showing a Baltimore oriole beside a country road
July-August 2012 cover
Categories
Frequency Bi-monthly
Publisher National Audubon Society
Total circulation
(2013)
430,279[1]
Founder Frank Chapman
Year founded 1899
Country USA
Language English
Website www.audubonmagazine.org
ISSN 0004-7694
OCLC number 6823366

Audubon is the flagship journal of the National Audubon Society. It is profusely illustrated and focuses on subjects related to nature, with a special emphasis on birds. New issues are published bi-monthly for society members.[2] An active blog called 'The Perch'[3] produces daily updates on issues also. In 2011, Audubon Magazine received an Utne Reader Independent Press Award for Best Environment Coverage.[4]

History[edit]

The Audubon Magazine was first published from February 1887 through 1889 by George Bird Grinnell who also published Forest and Stream magazine. Due to lack of funds and other issues, the earliest Audubon movement and its magazine floundered.[5]

Bird-Lore was the immediate predecessor of Audubon magazine. It was first published in 1899 by Frank Chapman. The coverpiece described the magazine as the "Official Organ of the Audubon Societies" and "an illustrated bi-monthly magazine devoted to the study and protection of birds.[6] The National Association of Audubon Societies purchased Bird-Lore from Chapman in 1935. After the National Association of Audubon Societies became the National Audubon Society in 1940, Bird-Lore became Audubon Magazine in 1941. The magazine's name was changed to Audubon in 1966.[7]

Bird-Lore cover
Title page of 1899 edition of Bird-Lore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ National Audubon Society website, membership benefits-Audubon Magazine
  3. ^ The Perch- Audubon Magazine blog
  4. ^ Utne Independent Press Award Winners 2011 "Winners of the 2011 Utne Independent Press Awards". Utne Reader. Retrieved 13 May 2013.  []
  5. ^ "The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement". Smithsonian Institution. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Chapman, Frank, ed. (1899). Bird-Lore 1 (1): cover. 
  7. ^ "Timeline of Accomplishments". National Audubon Society. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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