Current issue – October 2016
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!
By Chuck Hagner
Three articles in this issue offer proof that the Endangered Species Act works.
Close enough to touch
By Jim Burns
An encounter with an Elegant Trogon leaves a photographer with a whopper of a bird story.
Windy City Peregrines
By Josh Engel
Why the world’s fastest animal is thriving in one of the world’s biggest cities.
Forty years and counting
By Pete Dunne
The inside story of the Cape May Hawkwatch on its 40th anniversary.
Celebrities of Staten Island
By Joe Trezza
The inspiring tale of the first Bald Eagles to nest in New York City in 100 years.
By the editors
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our October issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
The toxicity of lawn-care chemicals, offering peanut butter to birds, and more.
Birder at Large
Birders without borders
By Pete Dunne
Why ecotourism ranks among the last century’s great movements.
The giving tree
By Laura Erickson
How Red-bellied Woodpeckers turned a bad spot into a good nest.
By Eldon Greij
How Africa's hummingbird-like sunbirds find nectar.
By Kenn Kaufman
This western bird is among the most frequent vagrants to the East.
By David Sibley
How to make peace with changes to your checklist.
Where to see the largest concentration of migrating raptors in the United States or Canada each fall.
By Jerry Liguori and Dane Ferrell | Published: August 23, 2016
This southeastern Vermont raptor watch tallied 9,250 birds of prey in 2015, its second highest total ever.
By John Anderson | Published: August 23, 2016
This picturesque site is Oregon’s largest known autumn concentration of migrating raptors.
By Jerry Liguori | Published: August 23, 2016
A superb spot to watch hawks migrating along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
By Ron Pittaway | Published: August 23, 2016