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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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July/August 2022

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Stepping up for birds

Hoping for the passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. 

Features

Treasure of the Bering Sea

Treasure of the Bering Sea

Red-legged Kittiwake makes its home on remote islands of Alaska and Russia, where it deals with nest-robbing foxes and gulls, the occasional earthquake, and warming ocean waters.

My kingfisher journey

My kingfisher journey

How time well spent with secretive birds led a birder to see that we need a naturalist renaissance.

Taking action

Taking action

Birders do more than just watch birds. We’re also engaged in helping to conserve them — in all sorts of ways.

Alluring avadavats

Alluring avadavats

How conservationists are working to help the striking Green Avadavat, a popular cagebird endemic to India that faces a host of challenges.

Columns

Attracting Birds

Protecting backyard birds

Protecting backyard birds

Recent bird flu outbreak a reminder of birders’ responsibilities.

Birder at Large

Shorebird summer

Shorebird summer

From late June through September, dowitchers, yellowlegs, plovers, and the like help ease the malaise of summer birding.

ID Tips

Great Egret

Great Egret

How to distinguish this species from other white egrets and herons in North America.

ID Toolkit

Always learning

Always learning

Four things I discovered when I took a close look at avocets.

Photographing Birds

The mirrorless age

The mirrorless age

With their latest camera gear, major brands embrace mirrorless technology.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Recent news about global bird populations, a new Red Knot hotspot, Swainson’s Hawk resurgence in California, testing bird-friendly glass designs, and Whip-poor-will migration.
On the Wire

On the Wire

A new documentary about Golden Eagles; books about bird art, backyard birding, and raptors; a free resource of southeast Arizona bird sounds; and a planet-friendly gift set.
Contest winners

Contest winners

The three winners of our Backyard & City Birds photo contest.