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Matt Merritt, Editor


August 2017 issue...

Our latest issue reveals the secret lives of your garden birds – prepare to be surprised by some of their unusual antics!

Also we explain why your annual break need not just be about sun, sea and sand as there are plenty of birds to look out for, whether you holiday in the UK or venture further afield. We also explain why the Coot is aptly described as the original Angry Bird, reveal why some of our upland bird species face a ‘catastrophic decline’ in numbers and well-known birding author Dominic Couzens delves into the strange love life of the Dotterel!

We also head out to some of Northern Ireland’s best wildlife sites as well as highlight a selection of avian treats that can be found on birding trips to either a private island in Georgia, USA, or the Faroe Islands.

Our expert reviewers put the eagerly-awaited Leica Trinovid HDs through their paces – so find out how they fare. We also test your ID skills of early-autumn warblers, how will you get on? All this and much, much more, including a comprehensive round-up of birds seen in your area during May, in the new issue of Bird Watching.

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