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BirdWatching Membership With FREE Contest Entries

Submit your best bird photography to our contests and win prizes up to $1,000! BirdWatching Memberships include 1 or more FREE contest entries. In addition, you’ll receive subscriptions to BirdWatching magazine in both print and digital form, unlimited access to premium content on our website, and much more!

Once you’ve signed up, return to our Contest Pages to take advantage of your first free entry.

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BirdWatching Member Plus

$4.99/month, billed annually ($59.88)
  • One BirdWatching photography contest entry per year
  • One year of BirdWatching magazine in both print and digital editions
  • Access to BirdWatching’s digital back issue library
  • Complete access to the BirdWatching website, including articles on:
    • Bird-ID tips from experts such as Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
    • Birding destinations across North America
    • The latest in birding news, tips for birders and more!
  • Access to quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on identifying and photographing birds.
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BirdWatching VIP

$7.99 month, billed annually ($95.88)
  • One entry in each BirdWatching photography contest per year ($100 value!)
  • One year of BirdWatching magazine in both print and digital editions
  • Access to BirdWatching’s digital back issue library
  • One year of Outdoor Photographer magazine digital editions
  • Access to Outdoor Photographer’s digital back issue library
  • A copy of our special issue The Ultimate Guide to BirdWatching (while supplies last)
  • Complete access to the BirdWatching website, including articles on:
    • Bird-ID tips from experts such as Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
    • Birding destinations across North America
    • The latest in birding news, tips for birders and more!
  • Access to quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on identifying and photographing birds.

What’s Included?

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, and much more. Take your birding to new heights with our membership today!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Photographer

VIP members obtain a digital subscription and back-issue access to our sister publication, Outdoor Photographer.

Special Issue

VIP members receive BirdWatching’s special edition, Ultimate Guide to Birdwatching, which covers backyard habitats, optics, birding hotspots, and more.