|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! |
Barbara and Richard Mearns, co-authors of the sumptuous 2007 biography "John Kirk Townsend: Collector of Audubon's Western Birds and Mammals," describe the wildlife refuges, grasslands, national monuments, and other great birding spots along the path Townsend followed during his famous voyage of discovery in 1834.
You can become a better bird photographer
Longtime Birder's World contributor Jeffrey Rich explains how he got eight of his best bird photographs and passes along situational and behavioral tips sure to improve the photos you take.
Photo of the Week: Cameras and lenses
Associate Editor Matt Mendenhall examines two years of BirdersWorld.com Photo of the Week winners and tells which cameras and lenses were used, how much the outfits cost, and why bird photographers use them.
Hotspots Near You
Profiles of four excellent, easy-to-get-to birding destinations: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York; Lake Los Carneros Ecological Preserve, Goleta, California; Greene Valley Forest Preserve, Naperville, Illinois; and Susquehanna State Park, Havre De Grace, Maryland.
From the Editor
Whooping Crane update, photo gallery of recent rare-bird sightings.
Birder at Large
Contributing Editor Pete Dunne describes a widening e-gap between young birdwatchers and bird clubs, and explains how it threatens both to cut off young birders from the hobby's institutional heritage and to deprive clubs of the energy and enthusiasm they need to survive.
Contributing Editor Kenn Kaufman tells how to distinguish Forster's, Common, and Arctic Terns in breeding plumage.
Founding Editor Eldon Greij describes the incredible biology that enables birds to maintain proper temperature, metabolic rate, and water content.
On the Move
Contributing Editor Paul Kerlinger discusses whether shorebirds are coming or going.
July and August tips
Bird experts and sisters Anne Schmauss, Mary Schmauss, and Geni Krolick explain why you shouldn't stop feeding birds when the weather turns warm and why two foods that might not be part of your summer routine -- suet and fruit -- should be.
Clever and effective window-mounted bird feeders, plus other great new products for birdwatchers.
Remembering the Po'ouli, a quest for the most amazing birds, and bird songs of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Using hand-painted artwork and in his own words, Contributing Editor David Allen Sibley explains why the best way to learn how to identify shorebirds at a distance is to study them up close.
From Our Readers
Townsend's Warbler, a stamp for Ohio, and finding a rail.
Since You Asked
Five pages of stories and photos submitted by readers, including a mother Chuck-will's-widow, a Black-headed Grosbeak, and a Red Fox!
Links to every advertiser in the August issue.
Optics, bird seed, bird tours, lodging, and more.