Britain’s best selling Bird Watching magazine
Welcome to the latest issue of Bird Watching, the UK’s best-selling magazine for birdwatchers. To help anyone who’s taking part in our #My200BirdYear challenge, this issue reveals how to separate the most common confusion species and increase your 2017 tick list. Plus, learn how to brush up on small bird identification, too.
Elsewhere, we have some great articles on the Siskin and Fieldfare and detail how a historic voyage gave the lovely Ross’s Gull seabird its name. You can also put your identification skills to the test with our ID Challenge, which this month asks you to name six winter gulls. Our review section puts Bushnell’s new night vision ‘bi-oculars’ to the test and we have two reader holiday offers, one in the Scottish Highlands and other Northumberland.
Urban Birder David Lindo explains the birding opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and we also feature 10 new Go Birding walks, as well as provide a comprehensive round-up of all the latest bird news for your area.
January is the month when we kick start our #My200BirdYear challenge. So the issue is packed with advice to help you get the best possible start for your year list. We have a personal look at how to build a patch list, a host of birds to try to see this month and much more.
But it is not all about listing, as there are great articles about encouraging youngsters into birdwatching, a look at those sexy ducks, the sawbills, Dominic Couzens on the secret life of the Turnstone and an ID Challenge featuring European woodpeckers.
And talking of birding further afield, Urban Birder David Lindo has been sampling the bird delights of northern Spain, and we have extended travel pieces on east Asian and Australia and Jordan.
This issue we also have a behind-the-scenes look at BBCs’s Winterwatch, plus all your favourite columnists, 10 new Go Birding walks and a roundup of all the latest bird news and tests of the latest gear.
Happy New Year! Good birding!
In this Issue:
FREE! World Birding: 24 page guide.
Learn to love listing! How working a patch could help you find Kingfishers
Corvid Quest – See 7 species of these avian masterminds in one day
Heard but not seen – Dominc Couzens on the rise and rise of Cetti’s Warbler
How many of Britain’s owls can you identify in ID challenge?
NEW to the UK! Exlusive pics of Siberian Accentor
Sign up for our 200 Bird challenge! Let bird watching boost your lifetime list
PLUS: 10 species to find in the heart of London
In this issue:
WIN!! A big wild sleepout kit worth £500
Our latest issue dedicates its 16-page centre section to comparing the UK’s best birds to their amazing worldwide equivalents – such as our cover stars, the beautiful White-tailed Eagle and Steller’s Eagle.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we explain what to look and listen out for if you go night birding in June, reveal how hard a male Hobby has to work as a new parent, and highlight why House Martin monitoring is more important than ever.
Plus, your chance to WIN a great birding break on beautiful Orkney and find out how to get your hands on a FREE Easybirder DVD for just 99p postage!
All this plus the latest news, reviews, readers’ pics and letters.