Current issue – April 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!
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By Chuck Hagner
Three stories about people helping birds.
By Jim Burns
Why toucans and barbets are must-see species for birders in Costa Rica
Ultimate bird feeders
By Marina Richie
Why native plants attract so many birds to yards
Build it and they will come
By Chet Meyers
Why citizen-scientists in Minnesota are optimistic that they can bring back the charismatic and declining Red-headed Woodpecker
Before our eyes
By Nathan Siegel
An eyewitness look at the desperate race to save Kenya's fast declining Taita Apalis
By the editors
Articles and other web resources listed in our April 2017 issue.
Since You Asked
By Julie Craves
Why birds stop coming to feeders, why birds bathe in snow, and how bird seed can harm your dog.
Birder at Large
By Pete Dunne
A birder's awareness can turn any morning into a good one.
By Laura Erickson
Often the best way to see birds up close is to sit still.
By Eldon Greij
How birds' streamlined teardrop shape enables them to fly.
By Kenn Kaufman
How to tell it from Baltimore and Hooded Orioles.
By David Sibley
How differences in feather color reveal how old songbirds are.
Look for Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Prothonotary Warbler at this popular birding site on the Little Miami River.
By Ronald Zigler | Published: February 23, 2017
King Rail, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbill, and more than 200 other bird species have been spotted at this Great Florida Birding Trail site.
By Jeremy Ford | Published: February 23, 2017
A vast area on the north arm of Lake Mead where you can find raptors, shorebirds, warblers, and more.
By Steve Wolfe | Published: February 23, 2017
This restored lake between the High Sierra and Inyo Mountains attracts avocets, stilts, plovers, and many other birds.
By Mike Prather | Published: February 23, 2017