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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!

From the Editor

Chuck Hagner

Exploration and discovery

By Chuck Hagner

From Big Days close to home to visits to Midway, Peru, and Portugal.

Features

Big Day lessons

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

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.

Exploring Portugal

Exploring Portugal

By Chuck Hagner

Southern Portugal is a great place for birders from the New World to discover the birds of the Old.

Tablet Extras for February 2017

Tablet Extras for February 2017

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers with washed-out plumages, premade hummingbird nectar, and more.

Birder at Large

Winter dynamics

Winter dynamics

By Pete Dunne

Birds to look for in the season between migrations.

Attracting Birds

Feeders for conservation

Feeders for conservation

By Laura Erickson

In Peru, bird-feeding stations are helping to protect habitat.

Amazing Birds

Mapping the way

Mapping the way

By Eldon Greij

How odors and infrasound help birds find their way home.

ID Tips

Sparrows of the sage

Sparrows of the sage

By Kenn Kaufman

Separating Bell's and Sagebrush Sparrows.

ID Toolkit

Seasonal differences

Seasonal differences

By David Sibley

How a bird's overall shape can change with the seasons.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of Cat Wars, by Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella; Am I Like You?, by Laura Erickson and Brian Sockin; and Birds of Paradise: A Coloring Expedition, by Edwin Scholes, Tim Laman, and Andrew Leach.

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