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Binocular Buyers Guide

A binocular buyers guide for birders

Here are tips for shoppers and recommendations for the best models at numerous price points … Read More “A binocular buyers guide for birders”

Membership Program

BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content

Benefits for members include invitations to quarterly webinars featuring David Sibley, Kenn Kaufman, and other experts … Read More “BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content”


In the News


PBS film offers intimate look at nesting Osprey

Follow the struggles and triumphs of the sea hawks in new ‘definitive wildlife film … Read More “PBS film offers intimate look at nesting Osprey”

Birdability Week

Birders celebrate Birdability Week 2021

Second annual event offers opportunity to share resources and ideas to welcome birders with disabilities and other health concerns … Read More “Birders celebrate Birdability Week 2021”


Longtime Ivory-bill searchers call delisting ‘absurd,’ ‘really premature’

True believers say despite the lack of a ‘killer photo,’ evidence for the bird’s persistence exists and is being ignored … Read More “Longtime Ivory-bill searchers call delisting ‘absurd,’ ‘really premature’”

Bird Identification

How to Identify Eastern Bluebird. Photo by Brian E. Small

How to identify bluebirds

Use this advice to distinguish Eastern Bluebirds from Mountain and Western … Read More “How to identify bluebirds”

lighting conditions

Why lighting conditions can throw birders a curveball

David Sibley warns of the tricks light can play on birders when it comes to identification … Read More “Why lighting conditions can throw birders a curveball”

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2021 BirdWatching Photography Awards third place: Roseate Spoonbills

Photos of the day: October 1-15, 2021


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The best mirrorless cameras for bird photography

Reviews of 11 top camera bodies and one game-changing lens …


Birding at home

birdfeeding shopping list

A birdfeeding shopping list

Contributing Editor Laura Erickson provides advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare … Read More “A birdfeeding shopping list”

native plants

Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds

This excerpt from Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife explains how to purchase native plants for your yard … Read More “Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds”

Birdfeeding basics

Find out how easy it is to attract cardinals, orioles, and other birds with seeds, oranges, suet, and other treats … Read More “Birdfeeding basics”