July-August 2012 cover
|Publisher||National Audubon Society|
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. An active blog called The Perch produces daily updates on issues also. In 2011, Audubon Magazine received an Utne Reader Independent Press Award for Best Environment Coverage.
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.
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. 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.
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