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!
From the Editor
Your most-wanted birds in the news
So much has happened since our last issue reached your mailbox that we barely found room in this issue to get it all in.
Always around but never close
Why researchers are in a hurry to learn the many secrets of the Magnificent Frigatebird
Year-round in the Arctic
A hiker in Alaska’s frozen north discovers birds that don’t fly south for the winter.
Books for birdwatchers
Our editors choose 20 of the best new books about birds and birdwatching.
See the Tablet Extras that we added to our December 2013 issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
Why birds don’t avoid wind turbines, and what red and orange feathers say about birds.
Birder at Large
How being unable to drive helped me appreciate the number and diversity of birds near home.
On the road
Why you should pack a hummingbird feeder when you travel.
Chisels and tongues
Why woodpeckers can hammer without getting headaches.
How to identify Barred and Spotted Owls.
Endpoints as clues
What you can learn from where a bird goes when it flies away.
Hotspots Near You
173. Boundary Bay Dykes, Delta and Surrey, British Columbia
An Important Bird Area well known for owls, raptors, waterfowl, and shorebirds.
174. Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, De Leon Springs, Florida
Home to wading birds, raptors, and songbirds 25 miles west of Daytona Beach.
175. Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, California
A reserve halfway between L.A. and San Diego where you can see California specialties, wintering Lewis's Woodpeckers, and migrant warblers in spring.
176. Grant Park, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This county park on the shores of Lake Michigan just south of Milwaukee is where to see waterfowl, woodpeckers, and unpredictable, beautiful winter finches.