Current issue

Current issue – August 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

New life

By Chuck Hagner

The many pleasures of summertime.

Features

Jewel of the swamp

Jewel of the swamp

By Mac Stone

What we’re learning about beautiful golden Prothonotary Warbler.

Amazing, accessible Alaska

Amazing, accessible Alaska

By Jim Williams

The Kenai Peninsula delivers great birds with all the conveniences.

Invitation to observe

Invitation to observe

By Laure Wilson Neish

How participating in a Breeding Bird Atlas makes you a better birder.

Champions for birds

Champions for birds

By Matt Mendenhall

Photos of birds and birders from the second Champions of the Flyway competition in Israel.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

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

Turkey beards, pennies in birdbaths, and Red-breasted Nuthatch irruptions.

Birder at Large

Unexpected rewards

Unexpected rewards

By Pete Dunne

The benefits of bad-weather birding.

Attracting Birds

Dogged listing

Dogged listing

By Laura Erickson

The pleasures of finding life birds for a new puppy.

Amazing Birds

Nest basics

Nest basics

By Eldon Greij

Nests, nest materials, and nest sites.

ID Tips

Identifying juvenile songbirds

Identifying juvenile songbirds

By Kenn Kaufman

Eastern Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, and more.

ID Toolkit

Bill color

Bill color

By David Sibley

What you can learn from the changing colors of a songbird's bill.

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.