Bird Watching (magazine)

Bird Watching
Cover of May 2011 issue, showing a Corncrake
Editor Sheena Harvey
Frequency Four-weekly
Circulation 17,511
First issue March 1986 (1986-03)
Country United Kingdom
ISSN 0269-1434

Bird Watching (ISSN 0269-1434) is a British four-weekly (13 issues per year[1]) magazine for birdwatchers, established in March 1986. Distributed by subscription and also through newsagents, it has, as of May 2011, a cover price of £4.10.[1]

Key content areas include bird identification, location guides, skills development, recent sightings, and news and reviews.

Its contributors include notable birders such as Nick Baker,[1] Dominic Couzens[1] and David Lindo.[1]

Originally published by EMAP,[2] the magazine is now published by Bauer Consumer Media of Peterborough.[1] Its ABC-certified total average net circulation/ distribution per issue for 2010 was 17,511,[2] of which just over 7,400 were newsagent sales[2] and over 9,800 went to subscribers.[2]


Editor Sheena Harvey at a birdwatchers' fair at Middleton Hall on 21 May 2011

Bird Watching has had four editors:

  • Chris Dawn (1986–88)
  • David Cromack (1988-2006)
  • Kevin Wilmot (2006-2008)
  • Sheena Harvey[1] (2008-2011)
  • Matt Merritt (2011-)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bird Watching 25 (5). May 2011. ISSN 0269-1434. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bird Watching' Product Page"'". ABC. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official blog

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