March's Birdwatch – out now!


The March 2021 issue of Birdwatch is now on sale.

In this edition, Dante Shepherd tells the tale of his incredible autumn on North Ronaldsay last year. Months of rarity hunting on the fabled Orcadian isle paid off with some stunning discoveries.

Thermal imaging is among the newest additions to a birder's arsenal of equipment, using heat signatures to detect birds invisible to the naked eye. Dan Brown has been using the technology and looks at the benefits and drawbacks. 

A trek up to Mount Everest might not be the most obvious birding destination, but as Matt Eade discovered it can deliver a breathtaking combination of stunning scenery and exciting montane species.

A rare summer visitor to southern England and East Anglia, Eurasian Stone-curlew has historically suffered catastrophic declines in the UK. Keith Betton explains why he got involved with an RSPB project to help project the species.

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This month's ID guide is dedicated to small finches, with Andy Stoddart providing the information you need to distinguish all Eurasian Siskin, European Serin and Citril Finch. 

In addition to this, we assess Kite Optics Ardea CF tripod, as well as report on all of December's rarity news from across Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. Columnists Mark Avery, Dominic Mitchell and Lucy McRobert air their thoughts, while there's further news, reviews and expert advice from the team.

You can buy the issue online with free UK p&p, or take out an annual subscription. Subscribers to BirdGuides Ultimate receive annual subscription to the magazine as part of their deal.


In the digital edition

This month's digital edition includes lots of bonus content, including video footage of rarities in Britain and Ireland, as well as sound files and much more.

The digital edition is available for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad and Android. Sample issues are free, and subscriptions or single copies can be purchased. Click here to find out more.