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Current issue – June 2017

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!

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From the Publisher

Lee Mergner

A new, notable anthology

By Lee Mergner

Why the new book Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White has a larger purpose.

Features

A morning on the Rio Negro

A morning on the Rio Negro

By John R. Nelson

Sidelined by injury on a dream trip, a birder finds comfort in his companions, cocktails, and the Amazon's abundant birds

Lesser is more

Lesser is more

By Mary Caswell Stoddard

The true story of the first Lesser Black-backed Gull to breed successfully in North America

For the birds

For the birds

By Jen Brumfield and Charles Hagner

Why birding a local path, whether it is a vast lake or a city park, can help preserve birds

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Whether martins help their young learn to fly, why birds destroy squirrel nests, and more.

Birder at Large

For fun and insight

For fun and insight

By Pete Dunne

In praise of watching, not chasing, birds.

Attracting Birds

The unpredictable

The unpredictable

By Laura Erickson

Musings on the surprising appearances of vagrants.

Amazing Birds

The original ultralights

The original ultralights

By Eldon Greij

Hollow bones, feathers, and more help keep birds airborne.

ID Tips

Swainson's Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

By Kenn Kaufman

How to distinguish it from other brown thrushes.

ID Toolkit

Identifying found feathers

Identifying found feathers

By David Sibley

Ignore color and focus on simple guidelines of shape.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

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

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of new books about photography and hummingbirds.

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