Current issue

Current issue – June 2016

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

Standouts

By Chuck Hagner

Stories that may make you want to slow down a little when you’re birding.

Features

My top Big Year birds

My top Big Year birds

By Noah Strycker

The most memorable birds and experiences from a record-setting global Big Year.

A flycatcher mystery

A flycatcher mystery

By Bernd Heinrich

An acclaimed scientist and author deciphers the behavior of nesting Great Crested Flycatchers.

Compelled to care

Compelled to care

By Steve Zamek

The strange bird that provided unexpected assistance to nesting Mountain Bluebirds.

Birding Great Gull Island

Birding Great Gull Island

By Peter Paton

Meet the colorful people who watch over the largest tern colony in the hemisphere.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Telling apart male and female waxwings, keeping wasps out of bluebird boxes, and more.

Birder at Large

Rite of spring

Rite of spring

By Pete Dunne

Why I'm powerless to resist that old Big Day feeling.

Attracting Birds

Attracting families

Attracting families

By Laura Erickson

Nests in your yard are delightful, most of the time.

Amazing Birds

Seeing with ears

Seeing with ears

By Eldon Greij

How owls can find their prey even in total darkness.

ID Tips

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

By Kenn Kaufman

Separating it from Philadelphia Vireo, and comparing eastern and western Warbling Vireos.

ID Toolkit

Song repertoires

Song repertoires

By David Sibley

How the details of songs reveal details of birds' social lives.

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 Photo of the Week contest.

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