Current issue

Current issue – April 2015

Beautiful, bi-monthly BirdWatching magazine (formerly Birder’s World) appeals to every bird enthusiast — from backyard birdwatcher to serious birder. Subscribers receive helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, handy identification tips, photography pointers, info about where to find birds, superb color photography, and much more! Click the corners of the cover above to see inside!

From the Editor

Chuck Hagner

Where the birds are

By Chuck Hagner

North America’s birdiest yard, Nebraska’s cranes, and more in our April issue.

Features

Return to Crane River

Return to Crane River

By Cecily Nabors

Changes highlighted by a pair of trips to Nebraska’s Platte 19 springs apart.

A yard like no other

A yard like no other

By Matt Mendenhall, Managing Editor

The special ingredients that helped a Texas yard attract more birds than any other.

Sparrows by impression

Sparrows by impression

By Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet

The authors of a new Peterson Reference Guide describe a novel way to identify little brown jobs.

What beginners teach us

What beginners teach us

By Maeve Kim

Beginning birdwatchers know a thing or two about birds, birding, beauty, and enthusiasm.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

By the editors

See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our April issue.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Why Blue Jays imitate hawks, disappearing feeder birds, and more.

Birder at Large

Misidentifications are best

Misidentifications are best

By Pete Dunne

Why you gain when you get them wrong.

Attracting Birds

Focus on fine points

Focus on fine points

By Laura Erickson

How photographing birds opened up a whole new world.

Amazing Birds

Cold feet

Cold feet

By Eldon Greij

The clever way birds keep unfeathered legs and feet warm.

ID Tips

Waterthrushes

Waterthrushes

By Kenn Kaufman

How to identify Louisiana and Northern Waterthrushes.

ID Toolkit

Find the singer

Find the singer

By David Sibley

Simple tricks that will help you locate a singing bird.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Reader-submitted photographs, including the winner of our regular Photo of the Week contest.
Fieldcraft

Fieldcraft

A photo taken by a reader, along with a description of how the photographer got the shot.