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Welcome to the new and improved BirdWatchingDaily

The new homepage.

Today, I am thrilled to welcome you to the redesigned! It features a new, fresher look, with larger photos and typography.

We’re retaining the vast majority of the content — more than 1,900 articles and 17,500 reader-submitted photos. The stories are organized in a more user-friendly way. For example, across the top navigation bar, you can quickly locate articles about birding gear and products, birding locations and travel, news, photography, and other topics.

The site continues to feature a calendar of upcoming birding festivals and events; if you’re involved in a festival and don’t see it listed, please submit information about it through our submission form, and we’ll post it right away.

Of course, you can also use the site to subscribe to BirdWatching, give a gift subscription, or contact us with questions or comments.

If you spend time on the site, it should be clear that we cover the broad interests of birdwatchers: from feeding and attracting tips to conservation and science news. We also offer bird-identification info, but it’s not what you’ll get from lots of other sites. Certainly, other websites present ID info similar to what is available in printed or app-based field guides, and believe me, I’m happy they’re out there.


On our site, however, you’ll find bird-ID content that you won’t see elsewhere: Kenn Kaufman’s “ID Tips” and David Sibley’s “ID Toolkit.”

Kenn and David are both authors of outstanding field guides and other books — and longtime contributing editors for BirdWatching. Their columns are among the most popular parts of the magazine, so I’m delighted to present many of their past articles in an easy-to-navigate format on our updated site.

I hope you like the improvements to BirdWatchingDaily. Our goal with the website and BirdWatching magazine is help you become a better birder. In my experience, everyone who birds, from beginners to experts, wants to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of birds and the natural world. It is an honor to help facilitate that for as many people as we can.

Please take a look around the site and let me know what you think.


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and You can reach him at [email protected].

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