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


september 2017 issue...

Our latest magazine is a bumper 132-page collector's issue!

Inside, Chris Packham reveals what gave him the birdwatching bug, and answers lots of other birding-related questions, we reveal the Dipper’s ‘superpowers’ – after all, this is a bird that can ‘fly’ underwater – and Dominic Couzens explains why the Goosander is like no other duck you’ve seen before. Plus, a gallery of brilliant birding images shortlisted for the Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

And FREE inside is your 16-page guide to bird taxonomy – find out which amazing worldwide birds are related to those you often see in your garden! All this and much more, including a comprehensive round-up of birds seen in your area…

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