Current issue

Current issue – October 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

Working as intended

By Chuck Hagner

Three articles in this issue offer proof that the Endangered Species Act works.

Features

Close enough to touch

Close enough to touch

By Jim Burns

An encounter with an Elegant Trogon leaves a photographer with a whopper of a bird story.

Windy City Peregrines

Windy City Peregrines

By Josh Engel

Why the world’s fastest animal is thriving in one of the world’s biggest cities.

Forty years and counting

Forty years and counting

By Pete Dunne

The inside story of the Cape May Hawkwatch on its 40th anniversary.

Celebrities of Staten Island

Celebrities of Staten Island

By Joe Trezza

The inspiring tale of the first Bald Eagles to nest in New York City in 100 years.

Tablet Extras for October 2016

Tablet Extras for October 2016

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

The toxicity of lawn-care chemicals, offering peanut butter to birds, and more.

Birder at Large

Birders without borders

Birders without borders

By Pete Dunne

Why ecotourism ranks among the last century’s great movements.

Attracting Birds

The giving tree

The giving tree

By Laura Erickson

How Red-bellied Woodpeckers turned a bad spot into a good nest.

Amazing Birds

Shining dynamos

Shining dynamos

By Eldon Greij

How Africa's hummingbird-like sunbirds find nectar.

ID Tips

Say's Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

By Kenn Kaufman

This western bird is among the most frequent vagrants to the East.

ID Toolkit

Checklist frustration

Checklist frustration

By David Sibley

How to make peace with changes to your checklist.

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 The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman, and The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds, by Deborah Samuel.

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