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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.
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IN THIS ISSUE

february 2017 issue...

Welcome to the latest issue of Bird Watching, the UK’s best-selling magazine for birdwatchers. To help anyone who’s taking part in our #My200BirdYear challenge, this issue reveals how to separate the most common confusion species and increase your 2017 tick list. Plus, learn how to brush up on small bird identification, too.

Elsewhere, we have some great articles on the Siskin and Fieldfare and detail how a historic voyage gave the lovely Ross’s Gull seabird its name. You can also put your identification skills to the test with our ID Challenge, which this month asks you to name six winter gulls. Our review section puts Bushnell’s new night vision ‘bi-oculars’ to the test and we have two reader holiday offers, one in the Scottish Highlands and other Northumberland.

Urban Birder David Lindo explains the birding opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and we also feature 10 new Go Birding walks, as well as provide a comprehensive round-up of all the latest bird news for your area.

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