Quaility bird watching magazines are available for every level of birding interest you may have.
Most have full color photographs and informative articles about feeding, planting, and houses for wild birds.
The only problem is trying to narrow down the list. While these are not by any means the only ones available or recommended, they are the three I most highly recommend.
All three are affordable and informative, making them great gifts for yourself or a friend. A brief description and subscription information is provided below.
The three I most recommend are: Birds and Blooms, Birdwatchers Digest, and Birders World.
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Birds & Blooms
This full color bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year) is for backyard birders and gardeners. Birds and Blooms combines Americas two favorite pastimes. While not an indepth scientific journal, Birds and Blooms targets the down-home crowd. You'll find bright glossy photos and general information on backyard birds and gardens. Each issue offers answers to readers questions on birds and plants.
Readers send pictures of unusual bird houses and feeders. You'll also find limited advertising which can be a plus.
One of the nicest features is the "Time For A Walk" pictorial. A great gift for any bird watcher or flower gardener. They offer readers a chance to write in and
ask other readers questions like, where to find heirloom seeds and plants. A real community magazine where readers can feel at home.
Bird Watchers Digest
Ideal for the backyard bird watcher. You'll find tips on identifying bird species, advice on feeding and gardening for birds.
You'll also find articles by well known birders that will both entertain and inform you.
Another bi-monthly publication that you'll read from cover to cover. Perfect for the intermediate birder. This one is for people who want to know more than identificatio
and bird feeding.
Wildbird encourages subscripers participations in photos. Information is for backyard birdwatchers with special additions focused on specific species. Articles are highlighted with full-color photography. Information generally follows the seasons of the birds. A perfect subscription for the intermediate and more advanced bird watchers.
These are just my top three but there are many more and you might want something else. There are literally hundreds to choose from. Visit the following link for dozens of quaility
Bird Watching Magazines
You'll also find that several states publish newsletters specific to the birds in your own area.
If you enjoy bird watching, a subscription to any or all of these magazines can increase your enjoyment of the hobby.