Welcome to Bird Watching, the UK’s best-selling bird magazine. Every issue is packed with ideas, tips, advice, news and reviews for anyone with an interest in wild birds, whether they simply enjoy watching their garden birds, or prefer to travel the country and world in search of more unusual species. Our mission is to inspire you to enjoy the world of wildlife that starts right outside your back door.

Matt Merritt, Editor



  • Get to know your garden birds with our 24-page guide which comes FREE with the May issue of Bird Watching. Learn how to attract birds to your garden and quickly identify the 30 most common species.
  • Elsewhere in this fantastic issue, we follow in the footsteps of birdwatching pioneer Gilbert White, highlight how one woman is walking 500 miles to raise awareness of the plight of Curlews and encourage you to tune into the spring birdsong– listen out and you’ll see more!
  • Plus, 10 new site guides where you combine birdwatching with an enjoyable countryside walk, the latest Bushnell’s binoculars are put to the test and we unravel the mysteries of the Wryneck. Plus, the latest news and all the rare bird sightings from around the UK.