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Whether you’re new to birding or have years of experience, a BirdWatching membership is for you! You’ll have access to bird-identification tips not found in any field guide, news and features that cover birding across North America, invitations to exclusive webinars, back issues of BirdWatching magazine, and much more. Take your birding to new heights with our membership today!

Premium Content

Members at every level can unlock full paywall access to in-depth bird-ID articles from David Sibley and Kenn Kaufman, news and features on the birding community and tips for hundreds of birding destinations across North America.

eWorkshops & eGuides

All members can participate in upcoming live eWorkshops presenting advice on identifying and photographing birds, as well as access a complete library of past webinars. Additionally, members gain access to quarterly eGuides with trusted information for birders about identifying birds.

Photo Contests

Customers at the Member Plus level receive one complimentary entry per year in a BirdWatching contest. VIP members, however, receive one complimentary entry per year in each BirdWatching contest. With four contests every year, this is a $100 value!

Full Magazine Access

Readers at the Member Plus and VIP levels get one year of BirdWatching magazine in both print and digital editions. They also receive access to two years’ worth of BirdWatching magazine digital back issues.

Digital Issue Library

Access to BirdWatching's digital back issue library