Current issue

Current issue – December 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

The state of our birds

By Chuck Hagner

Why it’s no time to pull the covers over our heads.

Features

Arctic Snowflake

Arctic Snowflake

By John Kricher

Where and when you can enjoy a mini-blizzard of Snow Buntings this winter.

Peregrines in Paris

Peregrines in Paris

By Mark Hedden

An American birder discovers a familiar and history-making species in the City of Light.

Important new books

Important new books

By Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall

Our year-end roundup of the best new books about birds and birding.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

By the editors

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

Why Bald Eagles swim, rust-stained swans, and more.

Birder at Large

Far and near

Far and near

By Pete Dunne

How today’s binoculars got so good.

Attracting Birds

The geography of my heart

The geography of my heart

By Laura Erickson

A reluctant farewell to a favorite birding spot.

Amazing Birds

Toothless

Toothless

By Eldon Greij

Why birds have no teeth and sometimes eat pebbles.

ID Tips

Rare visitors

Rare visitors

By Kenn Kaufman

Five rare birds to watch for at your feeders this winter.

ID Toolkit

Streaks and spots

Streaks and spots

By David Sibley

What to look for to understand color patterns on birds.

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.