Bird Watching

Get inspired with brilliant photography, exciting locations, expert product tests, informative identification guides and all the latest birdwatching sightings with Bird Watching Magazine. Dedicated to bring you everything you need for a perfect month of birdwatching with your favourite features including Go Birding walks and UK Bird Sightings PLUS videos, bird songs, stunning pictures of birds, pages on how to identify birds and much more.

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About this magazine

Bird Watching magazine is Britain's best-selling birdwatching magazine. With features and articles from some of the UK's best-known and most highly-respected nature writers and ornithologists, illustrated by the work of the world's best bird photographers, it provides inspiration to seek out,see and identify new birds, keeps readers up to date with the ever-changing natural world, and asks the important questions about the conservation issues of our time. It's your best birdwatching friend, whether you're an absolute beginner or a lifelong birder looking for new challenges.

In each issue of Bird Watching magazine, you will find:

  • Features take an in-depth look at British bird species – how to find and indentify them, and what they need to ensure they'll thrive.
  • Your Birding Month – what birds to look for, where, and how, this month, from garden favourites to mega-rarities.
  • ID Challenge – learn to identify bird species step by step.
  • Go Birding – site guides to 10 varied and wildlife-rich UK locations.
  • UK Bird Sightings – all the latest news from YOUR area.
  • Reviews – the latest birding gear tried and tested in the field, by experts.

From monthly subscriptions, to the latest digital edition, Bird Watching magazine is the perfect choice, either for yourself or as a gift for the wildlife-lover in your life – it's as vital to any birdwatcher as a pair of binoculars and a field guide.

Excellent reviews on the latest birdwatching gear
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Gives the latest news on bird sightings around your area

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We currently have almost 50 magazine titles available on tablet and/or smartphone. The amount of interaction in them varies. Some titles have fully interactive versions available on some platforms while others are replicas of the print version, possibly with some extra videos and/or picture galleries added.
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