Bird Watching magazine – May 2022

New issue out NOW!

by Mark Cureton |

Inside our packed May 2022 issue:

Minsmere: The Suffolk reserve celebrates its 75th anniversary; here’s why it’s so well-loved!

Grasshopper Warbler: You’ve a much better chance of hearing a ‘Gropper’ than setting eyes on one... But oh what an incredible song!

Ruth Miller: ‘Welsh woodland in spring...’ If that doesn’t grab your attention, nothing will!

Dominic Couzens: Living life on the edge with the often underappreciated Razorbill.

30-Minute Birder: Amanda Tuke gets on her bike to help boost her bird numbers.

#My200BirdYear launch tips: You’ve got a target of 200 birds, and a year to spot them. The rest is down to you.

Bug Safari: Entomologist Gail Ashton talks about the connection between insects and birds.

Your Birding Month: A focus on the Turtle Dove, five species to spot in May, rarities on the move, Quail, sandpipers and birds of prey...

ID Challenge: Small, fluffy, awkward-looking things that bear a passing resemblance to their parents... Here’s our baby bird ID guide.

Gear: A scope to knock your socks off, and a pack to carry anything and everything.

Photography advice: The ethics and morality of nature photography. What to do, and why!

Extremadura: Cáceres: Part One of an in-depth look at this beautifully bird-friendly and people-light region of Spain.

The Urban Birder: David Lindo reveals there’s way more to the Northern Mockingbird than mimicry.

UK Bird Sightings: The most concise listing you can get anywhere. That’s a BW promise!

Go Birding: Ten more incredible UK birding locations, tried and tested by experts.

Plus all your favourites: Weedon’s World, Newswire, Grumpy Old Birder, Readers’ Letters, Q&As, Backchat and more...

The May issue is available in all good newsagents and selected supermarkets, or get one here and have it delivered direct to your door:

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