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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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March/April 2021

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Food for thought

The good and the bad when it comes to fruit and birds. 

Features

Wanted: Mangrove Cuckoo

Wanted: Mangrove Cuckoo

How to be in the right place at the right time when seeking one of Florida’s most elusive avian specialties.

Texas delights

Texas delights

Tips for finding five specialty songbirds of the Lone Star State.

Blessed with birds

Blessed with birds

A birder in western Ecuador lives alongside an extraordinary mix of birds, including a rarely observed rail with a taste for fruit.

It ain’t easy being green

It ain’t easy being green

From the rain-soaked Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica to the Pacific dry forest of Ecuador, multiple strategies emerge to save a magnificent macaw.

Columns

Photographing Birds

Water works

Water works

Tips for taking photos of spring migrants.

Birder at Large

Just add water

Just add water

A long drought forces an appreciation of the bird-attracting qualities of H2O.

Amazing Birds

Sky dancer

Sky dancer

The American Woodcock’s courtship display is just one of its amazing behaviors.

Attracting Birds

Dealing with winged predators

Dealing with winged predators

It’s OK to rethink your feeder setup if a raptor shows up.

ID Tips

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

How to distinguish it from King and Ridgway's Rails.

ID Toolkit

The bottom line

The bottom line

What you should know about using rump color as a field mark.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of the Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, Birds of Maine, and other new titles.
Contest winners

Contest winners

The top three images in our recent photo contest, The Color of Birds.