Taiwan Blue Magpie
BIRDWATCHING IS, above all, about seeing and enjoying birds, and our My 200 Bird Year campaign, launched on page 16, aims to help you do just that. Sign up, and join us in making 2017 the year in which you discover just how easy it is to find a huge variety of birds you hadn’t seen before. Our other features also have great ideas on birding your local patch, seeing birds in the big city, and finding a whole family of bird species in a single day. Of course, foreign travel is also a great way to do that, and our free travel guide gives you the lowdown on some astonishing ornithological hotspots, from Texas to Taiwan. And a reminder – our front cover this month, by Charles Joseph, is from the Bird Photographer of the Year shortlist. If you want to enter this year’s competition, just follow the link below, and who knows, your work could soon grace our cover.