Current issue – February 2017
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!
By Chuck Hagner
From Big Days close to home to visits to Midway, Peru, and Portugal.
Big Day lessons
By Beau Schaefer
A Chicagoland birder recounts 11 lessons learned while doing three years of monthly Big Days.
A visit to Pihemanu
By Hob Osterlund
A nest counter on Midway Atoll confronts millions of Laysan Albatross, tens of thousands of Bonin Petrels, and one lonely Short-tailed Albatross.
By Chuck Hagner
Southern Portugal is a great place for birders from the New World to discover the birds of the Old.
By the editors
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our February issue.
Since You Asked
By Julie Craves
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers with washed-out plumages, premade hummingbird nectar, and more.
Birder at Large
By Pete Dunne
Birds to look for in the season between migrations.
By Laura Erickson
In Peru, bird-feeding stations are helping to protect habitat.
By Eldon Greij
How odors and infrasound help birds find their way home.
Sparrows of the sage
By Kenn Kaufman
Separating Bell's and Sagebrush Sparrows.
By David Sibley
How a bird's overall shape can change with the seasons.
This site north of Seattle is great for ducks, shorebirds, owls, eagles, and other birds.
By Michael McAuliffe | Published: December 22, 2016
A stretch of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway where you can spot rails, shorebirds, falcons, and songbirds.
By James McCormick | Published: December 22, 2016