Welcome to Bird Watching, the UK’s best-selling bird magazine. Every issue is packed with ideas, tips, advice, news and reviews, including binoculars and scopes, 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. Sign up to our 2017 birding challenge #My200BirdYear here.
Matt Merritt, Editor


march 2017 issue...

The March issue of Bird Watching magazine reveals how the courtship, mating and the raising of young birds at this time of year can provide you with huge birding opportunities.

We also reveal how one man has established a Tree Sparrow colony near his home and Dominic Couzens throws the spotlight on the hardy Twite, who has adapted well to surviving unforgiving living conditions.

A comprehensive round-up of all the rare birds seen throughout the UK during 2016 can also be found in this issue, so find out which rarities visited your area during the year.

Are you taking part in our #My200BirdYear challenge for 2017? If so, we explain how concentrating your efforts on one family of birds can boost your tick list!

Elsewhere in the issue, we also review Zeiss’s latest binocular, explain where to go for the best birding in West Sussex and reveal which type of birds you can expect to see with a visit to the Scottish Highlands or Ushuaia in Argentina.

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