Current issue – August 2018
Beautiful, bi-monthly 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 above to see inside!
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By Matt Mendenhall
Here’s what’s in store for the new version of our website.
Sparking a connection with quail
By Kevin Walsh
How teachers are turning Long Island schoolchildren into advocates for Northern Bobwhite.
Last of its kind
By Alexander Clark
Extinction claimed the Palila’s closest relatives from the main Hawaiian Islands, and now it also looms for the distinctive big-billed honeycreeper.
In our midst
By Jo Ann Abell
Despite an innate fear of humans, some birds choose to rear their young right outside our door.
11 new books
By Matt Mendenhall
A little-known artist’s biography, the collected works of a pioneering author, a guide to bird photography, a comedic take on birds and birding, a true-crime tale, and six more additions to your bookshelf.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
Hybridization among bluebirds, and whether male birds ever reject females.
Birder at Large
Bad weather? Go birding!
By Pete Dunne
Why a little (or a lot) of rain shouldn’t stop us from getting out there.
Not looking for lawns
By Laura Erickson
To attract quail, grow plants that provide food and cover.
From snout to beak
By Eldon Greij
How the many sizes and shapes of beaks came to be.
By Kenn Kaufman
Distinguishing Henslow's from Grasshopper and Baird's Sparrows.
Wear and tear
By David Sibley
What to look for as birds molt their worn-out feathers.
This park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a good spot to find breeding warblers, as well as raptors, ravens, and owls.
By Eric Harrold | Published: June 15, 2018
This eastern Tennessee park had been a farm for most of the 20th century. Now it’s a hotspot where more than 200 species have been recorded.
By Patricia Mitchell | Published: June 15, 2018