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Beautiful, bimonthly BirdWatching magazine (formerly Birder’s World) appeals to every bird enthusiast — from backyard birdwatcher to serious birder. Subscribers receive helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, handy identification tips, photography pointers, info about where to find birds, superb color photography, and much more! Click the corners of the cover below to see inside!

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September/October 2020

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Black birders matter

Why the mostly white birding community should learn from the experiences of birders of color.

Features

Birding in Place

Birding in Place

How to get your birdwatching fix during a global pandemic.

Saving Florida’s Rarest Bird

Saving Florida’s Rarest Bird

Captive breeding holds promise for the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow.

River of Dreams

River of Dreams

The restoration of the San Antonio River turned a drainage channel into a natural mosaic of habitat for birds.

Catching More than Fish

Catching More than Fish

Albatrosses wearing biologgers can now detect illegal fishing vessels and share their location in real time with authorities.

Doing Our Part

Doing Our Part

A new push for bird conservation from the world’s premier bird-photography contest.

Columns

Photographing Birds

Your backyard studio

Your backyard studio

Why a tray feeder on the ground will enable you to take great photos in your yard.

Birder at Large

At home with Canadas

At home with Canadas

Reflections on a lifelong love affair with a common bird that not long ago wasn’t so common.

Amazing Birds

Those clever crows

Those clever crows

The world’s corvids can use tools, solve puzzles, recognize threats, give gifts, and return lost items to their human neighbors.

Attracting Birds

New sound treasures

New sound treasures

Recording bird song at home during the pandemic proves unexpectedly fruitful.

ID Tips

Gadwall

Gadwall

Understanding plumage variations of this widespread duck.

ID Toolkit

Finest fall colors

Finest fall colors

Why most birds look their best in fall plumage.

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Readers’ photos of Boreal Chickadee, Northern Harrier, Gambel’s Quail, Eastern Screech-Owl, and more.