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Welcome to, the website of Birdwatch, the UK's best monthly magazine for keen birders.

You'll find rare bird news and sightings, binocular and telescope reviews, birdwatching books and competitions, as well as features on identification, improving your birding and conservation. Register to create your own birding blog or upload your bird photos and videos.

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Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v5.09 - Excel 2007

A fully downloadable and searchable Excel index of Birdwatch articles, photos, features and stories from 2001 up to the September 2015 issue. This version requires Excel 2007 and offers the best functionality.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.09 PDF - photos and illustrations

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch photographs and illustrations from 2001 up to the September 2015 issue.

British Tawny Owls appear to be developing white patches in their plumage, as well as increasingly calling during the day – are we seeing a new subspecies evolve? Photo: Steve Young (

British Tawny Owls evolve

A preliminary examination of museum Tawny Owl skins has produced evidence that we may have a new subspecies evolving in our midst.


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rss feed for birdwatch albums Photos & Videos

Show off your latest sightings in the photo gallery, simply register for a free account and you can start uploading your photos straight away. Here are a few of the latest gallery additions.

Oystercatcher on the rocks Canon 700D & 400mm F5.6

Posted by Ian on 25 Nov 2015

Again in Gillan Creek (well on the rocks at the side anyway)

Posted by Ian on 25 Nov 2015

A bit distant but just sat on the garage roof of our cottage Canon 700D 400mm F5.6

Posted by Ian on 25 Nov 2015

Latest News

Britain's raptor-killing crisis

Posted: 26 Nov 2015
Stronger action is needed to protect native birds of prey, says the RSPB, as their new bird crime report reveals that illegal killing continues unabated.

Free 2016 calendar in the new issue of Birdwatch

Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Birdwatch's December issue goes on sale tomorrow, and includes a free 2016 calendar featuring the best photos from the Swarovski Optik Digiscoper of the Year competition.

Popular Red-footed Falcon shot in Cambridgeshire

Posted: 24 Nov 2015
The RSPB has offered a £1,000 reward as part of their appeal for information on the shooting of a rare Red-footed Falcon, which many birders travelled to see this summer.

BirdGuides BirdMap

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Want to know what’s about? This map shows today's rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland; the larger the square, the rarer the species. First reports are shown in grey.

Click here or on the map to see a larger version showing today's sightings. For details of species and county, move your mouse over any square and check the pop-up 'tool-tip' (and/or, depending on the browser, the status bar at the bottom of your browser window). On the BirdGuides websiteBird News Extra subscribers can also see the site name, and can access further details by clicking on any square; they can also view BirdMaps from previous days.

For more information on BirdGuides bird news services, see


With you can easily enter competitions featured in Birdwatch magazine. Just click here to check out the latest prizes and enter online.

Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 binocular

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2015

Win an Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 binocular!

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