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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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May/June 2021

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

It’s OK to have hope

If and when the pandemic ends, will we go back to normal or build something better? 

Features

Lucky’s legacy

Lucky’s legacy

A long-lived Osprey from Newfoundland, the star of a popular nature documentary, sired a chick that revealed a startling migratory feat for this widespread raptor species.

Rehab for raptors

Rehab for raptors

Rehabilitation centers welcome birds and humans alike throughout North America.

Raptor rehab centers in the U.S. and Canada

Raptor rehab centers in the U.S. and Canada

Find an organization near you that rehabilitates birds of prey.

The therapeutic power of birdwatching

The therapeutic power of birdwatching

In times of stress or even grief, ‘ornitherapy’ can provide comfort and healing in surprising ways.

Columns

Photographing Birds

Mirrorless gear comes of age

Mirrorless gear comes of age

Reviews of 11 top camera bodies and one game-changing lens.

Birder at Large

The magic oak

The magic oak

Reflections on the bird-attracting powers of a single tree in central California wine country.

Amazing Birds

Reproduction isn’t simple

Reproduction isn’t simple

Why songbirds pair off to establish territories yet frequently seek out neighbors to mate with.

Attracting Birds

Blue over invasive plants

Blue over invasive plants

The trouble with nonnative plants.

ID Tips

Wood-Pewees

Wood-Pewees

What to look for on Eastern and Western Wood-Pewees, Willow Flycatcher, and Greater Pewee.

ID Toolkit

LBJs: Little Brown Jobs

LBJs: Little Brown Jobs

Tips for telling small brown finches apart from small brown sparrows.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of books about Florida Scrub-Jay, Osprey, hummingbirds, and more.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by our readers.