Current issue

Current issue – August 2014

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

Bird surprises

By Chuck Hagner

There’s still a lot about birds that we have yet to learn.

Features

Seabirds by sail

Seabirds by sail

By Chuck Hagner

For intimate views of Maine’s puffin islands, nothing beats
a cruise on a historic schooner.

Uncommon raven

Uncommon raven

By Susan Flakes

A California birder shares life and loss with backyard ravens.

The city shrike

The city shrike

By Jerome A. Jackson

The surprising reasons Loggerhead Shrike is doing well
in South Florida.

Make your birdwatching count!

Make your birdwatching count!

By the editors

50+ citizen-science projects taking place between now
and January 31.

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

Mosquito-proofing your birdbath, why phalaropes spin, and more.

Birder at Large

Weather birds

Weather birds

By Pete Dunne

Why bad weather and good birding often go together.

Attracting Birds

The right thing

The right thing

By Laura Erickson

Why you should send pigeons on their way.

Amazing Birds

Waste management

Waste management

By Eldon Greij

How birds keep their nests tidy.

ID Tips

Flycatchers of the Southwest

Flycatchers of the Southwest

By Kenn Kaufman

Learn to ID Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Thick-billed Kingbird, and more southwestern specialties.

ID Toolkit

Hidden color

Hidden color

By David Sibley

How the way a bird arranges its feathers can change its appearance.

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.