Birdwatch back issues

Here you can purchase the latest issue of Birdwatch, along with the previous six months of digital editions. Digital editions going all the way back to February 2004 can be downloaded from PocketMags for as little as £4.99 per issue.

Birdwatch - June 2022

Common Swift is an iconic summer sight, but how well do you know them? June’s Birdwatch takes an in-depth look, while also providing timely ID tips on ‘Acros’, exploring the potential of Shetland in spring, the Americas’ most enigmatic birds and more.

On Sale: 26 May 2022

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Print Edition: £5.49 (plus postage)

Birdwatch - May 2022

Which vagrant is most overdue for a reappearance in Britain? May’s Birdwatch takes a look at the possibilities, as well as sharing the latest news from the Knepp rewilding project, tips on monitoring nesting birds, finding and identifying waders and much more.

On Sale: 28 April 2022

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Birdwatch - April 2022

What will be Britain’s next breeding bird? April's Birdwatch ponders that question, while also taking a look at spring overshoots, Eurasian Skylark declines, why feeding birds may not be as beneficial as we think and much more.

On Sale: 24 March 2022

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Birdwatch - March 2022

BirdGuides Photo of the Year revealed, all you need to know about Long-eared Owl, diving duck ID and much more!

On Sale: 24 February 2022

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Birdwatch - February 2022

The winners of the 2021 Birders’ Choice Awards, rarities in review, find a scarcity among your local chiffchaffs and much more!

On Sale: 27 January 2022

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Birdwatch - January 2022

Birdwatch January 22 is on sale now! Take part in our exciting new challenge #LocalBigYear, a new-look ID guide covers Common and Jack Snipe and Eurasian Woodcock, Bewick’s Swan profile and much more!

On Sale: 23 December 2021

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Birdwatch - December 2021

Take part in this year’s Birders’ Choice Awards, get to grips with Eurasian Bullfinch, Bill Oddie returns to the fold and much more!

On Sale: 25 November 2021

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Birdwatch - November 2021

The highlights from a September to remember, read all about raptor reintroductions in England and across Europe, take a closer look at crane ID & more

On Sale: 28 October 2021

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Birdwatch - October 2021

Your chance to win a Bushnell binocular, exclusive finders’ accounts of August’s best birds, the potential British firsts that should be on your rarity radar, more stories of big dips & much more.

On Sale: 23 September 2021

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Birdwatch - September 2021

Inside this issue of Birdwatch. The Lincolnshire farm that’s setting the standard for wildlife-friendly agriculture, separating tricky Nearctic flycatchers, why you should keep your sound recorder running out in the field, & much more.

On Sale: 26 August 2021

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