Your opinion wanted!

8/26/2013 | 1

We’re curious. About you.

We want to know how you think we’re doing — with the magazine, this website, our iPad, Nook, Zinio, and Kindle editions, our newsletter, our offerings on social media. Won’t you please tell us?

Please take our survey.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, by Roger Tory Peterson.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, by Roger Tory Peterson.

Your feedback will help us in many ways. Consider the mix of articles in each issue, for example. We’d like to think that it matches your interests, but perhaps it’s time for an adjustment.

Let us know. Your thumbs-up or -down will help us decide what to keep doing and what to stop, what to give more space to and what to give less. More hotspots? Fewer ID articles? Who knows? Maybe it’s time for us to do something completely new.

Please tell us.

We’re conducting our survey online. (You can get started here.) You won’t need paper or a pen; no envelope or stamp will be required. We kept the survey short; you should be able to complete it in a few minutes. Best of all, to thank you for your input, we’ll enter your name into a drawing for a copy of the acclaimed Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

The gold standard among field guides, the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America covers both Canada and the United States and combines the Peterson guides to eastern and western birds into one beautiful, useful volume. You’ll love it! All you have to do to have a chance to win is provide your e-mail address in answer to the last question.

A final thought: Believe me, I know there are more enjoyable things to do than taking a survey. I also know how busy you are, and how limited your time is. That’s why I want you to know that Managing Editor Matt Mendenhall, Publisher Lee Mergner, and I are committed to reading every word of every reply. If you give us a few minutes, we will give you our full attention. — Chuck Hagner, Editor

Begin the survey.


  • Deepa Mohan

    Thank you. I am a frequent visitor to the US, from India, and I enjoy reading BirdWatching very much. My resources are far more limited than my interest :)