If you’re new to birdwatching, new to Bird Watching, or because 2018’s challenge has given you a taste for more, then why not sign up now for 2019?

We’ll be providing help and advice in every issue of Bird Watching, there’s additional online content to steer you towards your target, and there’ll be regular Readers’ Days at which you can meet the BW team, get tips from them and reserve wardens, and add new species to your list at some of the UK’s best birding spots.

So, what are you waiting for? It is, to use an old phrase, the taking part that counts, and while we can’t guarantee you’ll see 200 species in a year, we can promise that you’ll end 2019 with a lot more birding knowledge and memories, and having had a lot of fun along the way.