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Matt Merritt, Editor


may 2017 issue...

SEABIRDS take centre stage in the May issue of Bird Watching magazine and we reveal the 10 best coastal destinations where you can see lots of these wonderful birds.

There are plenty of other birdlife featured in this issue too including Hobby, Eider Gannets and Crane – and why not test your knowledge of hirundines and swifts in our ID Challenge?

Elsewhere, we reveal what to expect with a birdwatching trip to Ecuador, South America, or Punta Arenas in Chile! We also take you birdwatching in North Norfolk and find out the difference between birding in the Isle of May or the Farnes Islands.

And if you’re considering buying a new scope, then read our expert review of the Celestron Regal M2 100ED!

Regular sections include 10 great birdwatching walks, the latest birding-related news, the best readers’ pics and letters, what’s irritating Grumpy Old Birder Bo Beolens this month, and James Lowen on all the other wildlife you can enjoy during the month of May.

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