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Birdwatch

In the February 2012 Issue


Publish Date
26 Jan 2012

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Birdwatch February 2012


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Regulars

The month in focus –Read about target species Green Sandpiper.
Where to watch birds –Itineraries for the New Forest, the Suffolk coast and Solway.
Mark Avery – The government’s half-hearted bird protection.
Mark Cocker – Checking your conservation credentials.
Steve Young – Why buying online can be a false economy.
Letters and photos – The RSPB and value for money.
Punkbirder –Is technology distancing us from the birds?

Reviews

Products –Pentax’s new mid-price 9x42 binocular.
Book reviews – Hollywood’s birding ‘comedy’ and a new guide to the United Arab Emirates.

Features

Divers – Your definitive photo ID guide.
The nature of writing – There are more bird books than ever, but where are the lyrical masters?
Rarity review of the year – Birdwatch’s tally of the best megas and biggest twitches of 2011.

Reports

Highlights – Dark-eyed Junco in Hampshire and more.
Rarity report – Headline birds were still being uncovered in December.
National notebook – Nearctic ducks and white-winged gulls in numbers.
Western Palearctic – An notable arrival of Allen’s Gallinules.

Reader services

Competition – Win a long birding weekend in Dorset worth £692.
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Birdwatch Bookshop – A new North American seabird photo guide.

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