Tara Santora
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Hi there!

I’m a science journalist based in New York.

As an editor of Scienceline.org, I enjoy writing about women’s health, queer and trans health, and the environment. I love podcasts and audio stories and am looking forward to producing a few in the coming months. You can find me as an Editorial Intern at Audubon.

In my free time, I write fiction and voice act for audio drama podcasts.


Recent Articles


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Ten Birdy Children's Books to Read With Your Fledglings

Audubon August 30, 2019

Celebrate back-to-school season with these avian-inspired tales, from the joy of the Christmas Bird Count to the story of a wind-blown Whimbrel.


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Detained Migrant Children Paint Birds as Symbols of Freedom and Home

Audubon August 19, 2019

Confined in a tent city near El Paso, teens portrayed parrots and quetzals in works now on display at the “Uncaged Art” exhibit.


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A Sassy Crow Narrates the Zombie Apocalypse in New Novel

Audubon August 7, 2019

“Hollow Kingdom” is Kira Jane Buxton’s love letter to crows featuring junk food, drooling dogs, and the end of humanity.


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Disturbing Photo Shows a Black Skimmer Feeding a Cigarette Butt to Its Chick

Audubon August 1, 2019

The image confirms what many researchers have long suspected—that wild birds mistake the pervasive and harmful litter for food.


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Hacking photosynthesis to feed the future

Scienceline July 20, 2019

Pesticides, fertilizers, and machines aren’t enough to meet the burgeoning demand for food crops but fast-growing GMO plants could pick up the slack.


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The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—And Was Forgotten By History

Audubon July 17, 2019

Celebrate Eunice Foote’s 200th birthday by learning how she predicted the effect of greenhouse gases before the man who gets the credit.


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How to Keep Your Hummingbird Feeder Free from Pests

Audubon July 15, 2019

A few small steps can protect your nectar from bears and insects.


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How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

Audubon July 12, 2019

Birds sparked Stephan Nance's recovery from trauma. Now their sets have so many avian shout-outs, fans get a checklist to catch them all.


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This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

Audubon July 3, 2019

A mysterious bird drives the action in Adrienne Kisner's new novel about standing up for what you hold dear.


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Female Cerulean Warblers Chirp Away at Birdsong Stereotypes

Audubon June 24, 2019

Though females of this species aren't known to sing, that didn’t stop two in Indiana from belting out new tunes.


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Is New York Ready for the Next Big Hurricane?

Scienceline June 24, 2019

Scientists expect climate change will make storms more intense, therefore the city must amp up its defenses.


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Overcrowding Might be Driving Bald Eagles to Nest On Beaches

Audubon June 18, 2019

On the Virginia Barrier Islands, five ground nests have been found in the past six years—something never before seen on the East Coast.


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What Kind of Network Predicts Success for Women MBA Grads?

Psychology Today June 11, 2019

Networking like men may put women at a disadvantage in the job market.