Current issue

Current issue – August 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

The best on Earth

By Chuck Hagner

Two articles in this issue shed light on the effectiveness of the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Features

Causeway colony

Causeway colony

By Erika Zambello

On Florida’s Panhandle, terns and skimmers are finding much-needed nesting habitat on gravel rooftops and bridges.

Of the first magnitude

Of the first magnitude

By Terry Rich

How the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act can finally become an effective tool for conserving birds.

Game changer

Game changer

By Don Freiday

An insider’s view of this year’s Champions of the Flyway bird race in Israel.

Tablet Extras for August 2016

Tablet Extras for August 2016

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

What kestrels eat, the purpose of hornbills' huge bills, and more.

Birder at Large

Come-see-ums

Come-see-ums

By Pete Dunne

On New Jersey's Bayshore, summer's the time for mudflats and marshes, not beaches.

Attracting Birds

Collateral damage

Collateral damage

By Laura Erickson

Feeding birds entails serious responsibilities.

Amazing Birds

Siblicide

Siblicide

By Eldon Greij

Why a chick might kill one of its nest mates.

ID Tips

Harris's Hawk

Harris's Hawk

By Kenn Kaufman

What to look for to distinguish Harris's from other dark raptors.

ID Toolkit

Scanning with purpose

Scanning with purpose

By David Sibley

How to use your binoculars to find more birds.

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 50-year-old images from Midway Island.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of Baby Birds, by Julie Zickefoose, and two titles about drawing and coloring birds.

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