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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.
Matt Merritt, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE

JULY 2017 issue...

Our latest issue reveals the dark side of the Swallow, highlights a surprising aspect of the Stonechat and explains how you can still get involved in our popular #My200BirdYear challenge.

It also looks at how farmed land can affect a Barn Owl’s hunting ability, discovers lots of endemic and exotic birds in Madagascar and explains how a birding trip to Derby is not just about seeing its famous Peregrines – there are lots of other species, too!

We all know that climate change, sadly, will have a negative effect on some birds but did you know that warmer temperatures are also encouraging other species to stay in the UK longer and breed, including our fantastic cover star, the Spoonbill..

Plus, we put Swarovski’s BTX scope to the test, you could win a sleepout kit worth more than £500, we profile Scottish birding pioneer Alexander Wilson and we provide a comprehensive round-up of the rare birds seen on your patch during April.

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