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BirdWatching Membership

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BirdWatching Member

$3.99/month + Free Trial
  • Premium content: detailed bird-ID articles from Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
  • Tips and stories about bird photography
  • Access to quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on identifying and photographing birds.
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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
  • Premium online content, including detailed bird-ID articles from Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
  • Tips and stories about bird photography
  • 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)
  • Premium online content, including detailed bird-ID articles from Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
  • Tips and stories about bird photography
  • Access to quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on identifying and photographing birds.

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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, photography advice from professional photographers, invitations to exclusive webinars, back issues of BirdWatching, and much more. Take your birding to new heights with our membership today!

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 enjoy full paywall access to in-depth bird-ID articles from David Sibley and Kenn Kaufman.

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.

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!

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.