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Current issue – June 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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From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Scenes from the Arctic

By Matt Mendenhall

Malkolm Boothroyd’s remarkable photo essay of the birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Features

Hummingbirds at home

Hummingbirds at home

By William Jobes

Tips and techniques for shooting memorable photos of the avian jewels in your backyard.

A million steps and 10,000 birds

A million steps and 10,000 birds

By Diana Doyle

A hike along the Appalachian Trail is not just a walk in the woods. For a birder, it’s a chance to tally every bird she hears and sees — and report them to eBird.

America’s Serengeti

America’s Serengeti

By Malkolm Boothroyd

Photos of the birds and other animals of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show what could be lost in the name of fossil-fuel extraction.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

By Julie Craves

The bird with the most specialized diet, what we know about anting, and more.

Birder at Large

Overcoming gull-ID phobia

Overcoming gull-ID phobia

By Pete Dunne

Why it’s time to stop ignoring and start identifying gulls.

Attracting Birds

Filling a gaping hole

Filling a gaping hole

By Laura Erickson

After losing a favorite tree, it’s time to plant anew.

Amazing Birds

Dazzling displays

Dazzling displays

By Eldon Greij

Why manakins engage in wild courtship rituals.

ID Tips

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

By Kenn Kaufman

How to tell it apart from Indigo Bunting.

ID Toolkit

How waterfowl hide their wings

How waterfowl hide their wings

By David Sibley

Become a better birder by understanding where feathers go when wings are folded.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

New books about migration, bird ID, and seabirds.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.

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