Welcome to Bird Watching, the UK’s best-selling bird magazine. Every issue is packed with ideas, tips, advice, news and reviews 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.

Matt Merritt, Editor



  • Discover the fantastic culture and birdwatching opportunities in Mallorca in our 16-page special.
  • WIN a holiday to Mallorca worth £2,000!
  • Discover why the beautiful Bee-eater is creating a buzz in the UK.
  • Learn what a Great Spotted Woodpecker may get up to in June.
  • Wildlife photographer David Tiplin shares his favourite photos of the elusive sandgrouse and other birds he was lucky enough to capture on film at a Spanish waterhole.
  • Swarovski binoculars go under our scruntiny. Plus, 10 great walks where you can enjoy birdwatching, the latest news and what birds have been seen where in the UK in our UKBS section.

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