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I’m happy to let you know that we have launched a new Membership Program on our website. It’s modeled after a similar program offered by our partner publication Outdoor Photographer, and it’s designed for anyone who wants to improve their bird-identification and bird-photography skills.

We’re offering three membership options: BirdWatching Members receive access to the premium content on our website: Bird-ID articles by Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley and the dozens of stories and columns in our “How to Photograph Birds” section. Members will also receive invitations to quarterly eWorkshops as well as free eGuides on birding and photography topics.

This membership is available as a 14-day free trial.

In the program’s first year, Sibley, Kaufman, author and radio host Laura Erickson, and professional photographer Brian Small (all BirdWatching Contributing Editors) will be guest speakers at the eWorkshops. The events will be held live online and offer members the chance to ask questions. Videos of the webinars will also be available for members to watch on-demand.

Our Member Plus category offers the same great benefits, as well as one entry per year in a BirdWatching photo contest, a subscription to the magazine, and access to back issues.

And our BirdWatching VIP program offers all of the member benefits, plus one entry in each BirdWatching photo contest per year; subscriptions to BirdWatching and Outdoor Photographer; and more. If you already submit images to our photo contests, the VIP option pays for itself.

Get more details and find out how to sign up at


Matt Mendenhall, editor

[email protected]

See the contents of our November/December 2020 issue


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