Current issue – February 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
In the face of relentless attacks on wildlife protections, we birders have to stick together and stand up for the natural world.
Data from destruction
By Jeremy D. Ross
How documenting storm impacts on birds can advance our understanding of severe weather.
By Emma Lewis and Lisa Sorenson
Caribbean birds have been reeling after recent hurricanes, but conservationists have hope.
The penguin quest
By Charles Bergman
For two birders, finding all 18 of the world’s penguin species in the wild led to a deeper bond with our fragile planet.
A ghost in the mangroves
By Craig Thompson
How an encounter with a rare tropical songbird spurred a group of birders to help protect its habitat.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
Why male Ruffs have many different plumages, and whether the “turkey mite” is real or not.
Birder at Large
Favorite early encounters
By Pete Dunne
Reflecting on memorable first sightings of birds.
Getting smart about salt
By Laura Erickson
Why we should limit outdoor salt usage in winter.
Let's make a deal
By Eldon Greij
Ancestral birds made a deal with plants: Produce more fruit and we’ll disperse your seeds.
By Kenn Kaufman
How to distinguish Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees.
Variations in shape
By David Sibley
Recognizing birds when they vary their shapes.
A large refuge north of Chattanooga where thousands of Sandhill Cranes winter. Also look for migrant shorebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds.
By Eric Harrold | Published: December 14, 2017
This Nature Conservancy property in the Huachuca Mountains is a great place to look for Painted Redstart, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Arizona Woodpecker, and Elegant Trogon.
By Jason A. Crotty | Published: December 14, 2017