Current issue – December 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
When spotting a beautiful bird changes your view of the world.
An owl box of your own
By Kevin Walsh
To see a screech-owl, put up a screech-owl nest box.
By Cheryl Lyn Dybas
Why North America's most beautiful bird is also its most surprising.
By Johann Schumacher
A first-hand account of Brooklyn's first male Painted Bunting.
By Maeve Kim
How birding can amuse and delight, embarrass and horrify, baffle and inspire awe.
By the editors
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our December issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
Size differences among male and female birds, flycatching gulls, and female robins sharing a nest.
Birder at Large
By Pete Dunne
A sound approach to making new birders.
More than bird seed
By Laura Erickson
Four major threats to birds may lurk in your yard.
By Eldon Greij
Some birds acquire their snazziest plumage without molting.
By Kenn Kaufman
Identifying Rufous-backed Robin and Clay-colored Thrush.
Purple or House?
By David Sibley
Why shape and proportion are more reliable than color in distinguishing our backyard finches.
One of six wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin, in southern Oregon and northern California.
By Donna Barnett | Published: October 27, 2016
A haven for migratory birds on the central Texas coastline.
By Evault Boswell | Published: October 27, 2016
A tropical rain forest on the eastern side of the island where 15 endemic bird species can be found.
By Jason A. Crotty | Published: October 27, 2016
This vast park east of San Diego is home to about 300 bird species.
By Chuck Graham | Published: October 27, 2016