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  • In-depth articles about bird species from around the world
  • Advice from professional photographers about what it takes to create memorable photos of birds
  • Bird-identification columns from field-guide authors David Sibley and Kenn Kaufman



6 print issues of the magazine delivered to your door


  • Brief summaries of scientific discoveries, conservation news, rare-bird sightings, and other news
  • Advice and insights on attracting birds to your yard from author and radio host Laura Erickson
  • Updates from American Bird Conservancy on conservation topics in the Western Hemisphere



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  • Profiles of birding destinations throughout North America written by local experts
  • Observations about the world of birding from acclaimed author Pete Dunne
  • Reviews of the latest books about birds and birding

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The Magazine

BirdWatching, the premier magazine about wild birds and birding in North America, celebrates its 35th year in 2021. We publish columnists and contributors who are among the most well-known names in birding. Our in-depth articles, bird-ID insights, hotspot reports, and high-quality photography inspire and instruct an audience of more than 250,000 avid birders as they seek to better understand birds.


In-depth profiles of bird species from North America and beyond, stories about notable birdwatchers, and descriptions of recent scientific discoveries about birds.


Bird-ID advice from field-guide authors and lifelong birders David Sibley and Kenn Kaufman.


Advice from professional photographers about taking great photos of birds, plus regular features showcasing reader photos and the winners of our photo contests.

Birding Briefs

This front-of-book section features science and conservation news, reports of rare birds around North America, and upcoming birding events.

Hotspots Near You

Profiles of birding locations written by local experts. Each one includes a map, driving directions, a bird list, and tips.