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!
By Chuck Hagner
Two articles in this issue shed light on the effectiveness of the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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
By Terry Rich
How the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act can finally become an effective tool for conserving birds.
By Don Freiday
An insider’s view of this year’s Champions of the Flyway bird race in Israel.
By the editors
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our August issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
What kestrels eat, the purpose of hornbills' huge bills, and more.
Birder at Large
By Pete Dunne
On New Jersey's Bayshore, summer's the time for mudflats and marshes, not beaches.
By Laura Erickson
Feeding birds entails serious responsibilities.
By Eldon Greij
Why a chick might kill one of its nest mates.
By Kenn Kaufman
What to look for to distinguish Harris's from other dark raptors.
Scanning with purpose
By David Sibley
How to use your binoculars to find more birds.
This 15-mile-long mountain range within Coronado National Forest is home to Elegant Trogon, Plain-capped Starthroat, and other southwestern specialties.
By Jennie MacFarland | Published: June 28, 2016
This city park is the site of a Great Blue Heron rookery, and it’s where to find ducks, owls, shorebirds, and songbirds.
By Nancy Coltun Webster | Published: June 28, 2016
The adjacent sites, on the southeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, are great spots for waterfowl, gulls, hawks, owls, jays, and more.
By Laure Wilson Neish | Published: June 28, 2016
This hotspot, on the Missouri River southwest of Columbia, hosts about 270 species, including shorebirds, sparrows, ducks, and pelicans.
By Eric Reuter | Published: June 28, 2016