Current issue – December 2017
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
The ethics of watching owls and how they apply to our cover photo.
Deep in the shadows
By Bill Mueller
To find the secretive Long-eared Owl, understand its habits and habitats — and why we should avoid disturbing the bird at all costs.
By Alexander Clark
The Aloha State’s three monarch flycatchers, only recently recognized as distinct species, face a wealth of challenges.
Wonders of Tikal
By Gary Kramer
The national park protecting Mayan ruins in Guatemala is home to parrots, toucans, and many other birds.
Fighting for the bluebeard
By Brian Kluepfel
In Bolivia’s northwestern grasslands, a former Dutch arborist
and others are working to save one of the world’s rarest macaws.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
By Julie Craves
The best fats for birds, why we make shushing noises, and more.
Birder at Large
The counting compulsion
By Pete Dunne
Why we shouldn't give short shrift to quantifying birds.
New Year's resolutions
By Laura Erickson
Simple changes can make your backyard birds' lives easier.
By Eldon Greij
How the ultimate seabirds fly, find food, and nest.
By Kenn Kaufman
Distinguishing the species from the increasingly widespread Ross's Goose.
By David Sibley
How to point out the location of a bird.
This spot on the Carolina coast is great for waterfowl in winter as well as shorebirds, marsh birds, and passerine migrants in other seasons.
By Eric Harrold | Published: October 18, 2017
This is the most accessible place to find Cassia Crossbill, and it’s great for hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and other birds.
By Terry Rich | Published: October 18, 2017
This vast national seashore north of San Francisco boasts the largest avian diversity of any national park.
By Chuck Graham | Published: October 18, 2017
This premier location in the Chiricahua Mountains is where to go for Arizona specialities such as Elegant Trogon, Mexican Chickadee, and Montezuma Quail.
By Steve Wolfe | Published: October 18, 2017