Current issue

Current issue – October 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

Autumn thoughts

By Chuck Hagner

Hawk watches, confusing fall warblers, and, this year especially, the Passenger Pigeon.

Features

Identify fall warblers

Identify fall warblers

By Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle

The authors of The Warbler Guide tell how to ID Blackpoll, Pine, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, and other warblers.

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

By Warren Uxley

Why this hard-to-find woodpecker can’t resist a fire-scorched northern forest.

Complicity

Complicity

By John Nelson

A birder learns firsthand about birds and buildings clad in reflective glass.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Orioles that eat peanuts, the odd shape of murre eggs, and more.

Birder at large

Make today count

Make today count

By Pete Dunne

Birding insights from an 85-year-old checklist.

Attracting Birds

Doing good

Doing good

By Laura Erickson

How my neighbors' hard work helped bring birds to my yard.

Amazing Birds

Feathered locust

Feathered locust

By Eldon Greij

Red-billed Quelea breeds and feeds in astounding numbers.

ID Tips

Winter Wren

Winter Wren

By Kenn Kaufman

How to identify Winter Wren and Pacific Wren.

ID Toolkit

Look actively

Look actively

By David Sibley

How learning one detail will help you remember the whole bird.

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.