Current issue

Current issue – June 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

Viva Cuba!

By Chuck Hagner

Good news: long-shut doors to Cuba are finally opening.

Features

Open doors

Open doors

By Carrol L. Henderson

As new travel rules take effect, more American birders will be able to see Cuba’s extraordinary birds.

Birding with children

Birding with children

By Danielle Harris

How birding can improve a child’s health — and might just change the course of the planet.

Books for spring and summer

Books for spring and summer

By Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall

Our mid-year roundup of the best new books about birds and birding.

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

Toxic birds, why birds eat their nestlings' droppings, and more.

Birder at Large

Back to birdwatching

Back to birdwatching

By Pete Dunne

Embracing the challenge of appreciating birds a new way.

Attracting Birds

Bullies and mavericks

Bullies and mavericks

By Laura Erickson

A glimpse into the social norms of backyard chickadees.

Amazing Birds

Where eggs come from

Where eggs come from

By Eldon Greij

How hard shells come to surround fragile embryos.

ID Tips

White-rumped Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

By Kenn Kaufman

White-rumped and other sandpipers in spring.

ID Toolkit

Wing basics

Wing basics

By David Sibley

How to reconcile the different looks of folded and extended wings.

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.