site help »
Contact Customer Service »
Check out our online benefits »
If you are new to the birding world,
click here »
where to go
photos & community
I forgot my password »
Login help »
Not a registered member? It's free to sign up.
Why should I join?
See great photos of birds, get birdwatching tips, learn about birding events, and more!
Join our Community!
Our community is
to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.
American Bird Conservancy
Birder at Large
Brian E. Small
Hotspots Near You
Since You Asked
Red Knots, warblers, great photos, and a new name in our April 2011 issue
What better bird to put on the cover of our April 2011 issue than Brian E. Small's Northern Parula? Bright, perky, and colorful, it's one of our favorites no matter the season, but it's a sight for sore eyes after this past winter, which turned out to be especially gray and snowy here in...
2/20/2011 12:45:00 PM
How a parula in a forest ‘alive with birdsong’ flew onto our April 2011 cover
The colorful male Northern Parula on the cover of our April 2011 issue (right) came to us from long-time contributing photographer Brian E. Small . He lives in Los Angeles, far from the eastern warbler's normal range. So taking this picture required a special effort in early June 2006. “I was...
3/31/2011 3:25:00 PM
20 reasons why you'll like the June 2011 issue of BirdWatching Magazine
I'm happy to let you know that the latest issue of BirdWatching Magazine, our June 2011 issue, is now available on our website. (The issue will appear on newsstands May 3.) Watch a video preview of the June 2011 issue . Read the complete contents of the June 2011 issue . Subscribe to BirdWatching...
4/22/2011 12:36:00 PM
Vote for your favorite Photo of the Week!
UPDATE, MAY 16: Voting has now ended. Bryan Hix's photo of a Cooper's Hawk chasing a rabbit received the most votes and is our grand-prize winner . Thanks to everyone who voted and thanks especially to the many, many photographers who submitted images throughout the year! --Matt Mendenhall ...
5/9/2011 11:38:00 AM
Cooper's Hawk photo is our grand-prize winner!
Congratulations to subscriber Bryan D. Hix ! He is the grand-prize winner of our Photo of the Week Contest Sponsored by Zeiss for his photo of a juvenile Cooper's Hawk chasing a rabbit (above). He will receive a Zeiss Victory 8x42 T* FL binocular . In our June 2009 issue, the Victory 8x42 received...
5/16/2011 2:48:00 PM
In our August 2011 issue: Great photos, ID help, kingfishers, and the extraordinary Osa Peninsula
Our August issue is now available on BirdWatchingDaily.com. If you're a subscriber, you will find it in your mailbox shortly. The issue will appear on newsstands in early July. Watch a video preview of the August 2011 issue . Read the complete contents of the August 2011 issue. Send a letter to the...
6/24/2011 2:55:00 PM
Excellent timing and wild honeybee hives produced our Summer Tanager cover photo
Timing is everything in birding and photography, and that was certainly true for Randy Mehoves in late April 2007, when he photographed the bright red Summer Tanager that appears on our June 2011 cover (right). Randy was visiting Sabine Woods , a famous migrant trap and bird sanctuary on the Upper Texas...
6/28/2011 9:32:00 AM
What you'll find in our October issue, on newsstands now!
Have you seen the October issue of BirdWatching magazine yet? The issue went on newsstands at the beginning of this month. ( Find a newsstand near you .) Here's a what you'll find inside. Three feature articles… 1. Photographer Dave Welling writes about 17 conservation-minded ranches...
9/28/2011 10:40:00 AM
On newsstands in time for fun winter birding: Our December 2011 issue
A warm sun is shining and the last leaves are still clinging to trees here in southeastern Wisconsin, but I don't doubt for a second that winter is around the corner. Last week's big snowstorm in the East demonstrated that -- and that's OK, because we love winter and the great birds that...
11/1/2011 2:25:00 PM
Do Sandhill Cranes on diving boards cast shadows?
Our December 2011 issue, on newsstands now, has plenty of fascinating, provocative material that's worthy of a letter to the editor. D. Dekker's profile of the majestic Gyrfalcon ( Ultimate Falcon , page 18), for example, includes lists of Christmas Bird Count circles where the falcon has been...
11/30/2011 11:46:00 AM
Laura Erickson to pen regular column about attracting birds for BirdWatching
I encourage you to pick up a copy of our February 2012 issue when it appears on newsstands in early January. The issue has a wonderful photo of a Black-capped Chickadee on the cover (taken by Robert McCaw ), and its pages are simply jam-packed with good stuff. It has a fascinating feature about the Golden...
12/13/2011 2:01:00 PM
eBird project leaders to write column about bird migration
Back in April I was delighted to announce a new partnership between this magazine and the American Bird Conservancy . In every issue since, ABC's column "Eye on Conservation" has helped us keep you up to date on a wide assortment of birds of conservation concern: Laysan Albatross on Midway...
12/20/2011 12:32:00 PM
Enjoy open access to our best feature articles this week!
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. I'm happy to announce that, for a limited time, we're throwing open the front door to this website, dropping all access restrictions, so that everyone -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers -- can view...
5/14/2012 2:00:00 PM
During open-access week, don't miss "Since You Asked" by Julie Craves
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Tomorrow's the day! That's when we throw open the front door to this website, dropping all access restrictions, so that everyone -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers -- can view everything that we...
5/15/2012 9:45:00 AM
12 subscriber-only columns by Pete Dunne that you can read right now
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. C'mon in! The front door is open wide! From now until Sunday, you'll find no access restrictions anywhere on our website. You and everyone else -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers -- can view everything...
5/16/2012 9:10:00 AM
During our open house, enjoy access to subscriber-only columns by Eldon Greij
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Welcome to Day 2 of our open house! You may know by now that we've dropped all access restrictions on our website. From now until Sunday, you and everyone else -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers...
5/17/2012 9:45:00 AM
Until Sunday, read subscriber-only columns on bird ID by Kenn Kaufman and David Sibley
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. We've removed all access restrictions on our website. From now until Sunday, you and everyone else -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers -- can view everything that we've published online, including columns...
5/18/2012 9:05:00 AM
Your memories of nightjars
In a newsletter mailed in February 2012, we asked readers to share memorable experiences with one or more nightjars -- Common Pauraque, Chuck-will's-widow, Eastern and Mexican Whip-poor-wills, Buff-collared Nightjar, and Common Poorwill. We printed a handful of the responses in the article Finding Nightjars...
5/22/2012 10:29:00 AM
Dos and don'ts of summer bird feeding
This blog post and photo come from Contributing Editor Laura Erick son. Laura's column "Attracting Birds" -- about attracting, feeding, sheltering, and understanding the birds in your backyard -- appears in every issue of BirdWatching magazine. Read Attracting Birds . Read more about Laura Erickson...
6/4/2012 10:04:00 AM
Bird-Watcher or Bird-Getter?
In Born-Again Bird-Watcher , a provocative article in our August 2012 issue , Vermont birder Maeve Kim recounts her evolution from a wonder-filled bird-watcher to a joyless bird-getter and describes how she rediscovered what it was about birding that once filled her with joy. It's a great read. In the...
7/24/2012 3:33:00 PM
An open letter to our forum and gallery contributors
I apologize for the form-letter approach here, but I need to let you know about something important: As you may know, in August 2012, Madavor Media purchased BirdWatching magazine from Kalmbach Publishing Co. Since the sale, the BirdWatchingDaily website and all its contents, including its photo galleries...
5/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
who we are
denotes subscriber content
BirdWatchingDaily.com site map
Where to Go:
Photos & Community:
magazine is a
publication of Madavor Media, LLC.
Connect with us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter