Current issue

Current issue – October 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

Snowies, vultures, and seabirds

By Chuck Hagner

New info about Snowy Owl, Turkey Vulture, and seabirds.

Features

Snowy enigma

Snowy enigma

By Scott Weidensaul

Why Snowy Owl is the world’s most recognizable and most misunderstood owl.

Audubon’s earliest originals

Audubon’s earliest originals

By the editors

Ten rare drawings show the artist’s development years
before he produced Birds of America.

Northern novelty

Northern novelty

By C. Stuart Houston

The head of the largest Turkey Vulture study in North America describes our northernmost vultures.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Birds that drink blood, spider-egg cases in nests, and more.

Birder at Large

My little sit

My little sit

By Pete Dunne

Even a two-hour off-season Big Day can still be big.

Attracting Birds

At its own pace

At its own pace

By Laura Erickson

Well into fall, Cedar Waxwing remains in summer mode.

Amazing Birds

Grace under water

Grace under water

By Eldon Greij

The adaptations that let birds dive and swim below the waves.

ID Tips

Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

By Kenn Kaufman

How to distinguish it from Savannah and Henslow's Sparrows.

ID Toolkit

Changing color

Changing color

By David Sibley

How birds can alter their appearance without molting.

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.

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