Birdwatch Magazine 4+

The home of birding

Warners Group Publications PLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 22 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Birdwatch is the UK’s leading monthly magazine for keen birders. It covers a huge range of wildlife topics, from species spotlights and illegal bird killing to conservation and the environment, as well as news from around the world.

If you want to brush up on your birding skills, our monthly Expert Advice section gives you tips on bird ID, which species to look for and where, as well as providing you with skills and knowledge to make you a better birder.

Each issue..
- Features in-depth identification guides
- Comprehensive round-ups of all the rare and scarce birds seen in Britain, Ireland and the wider Western Palearctic.
- Optics reviews
- Birding itineraries
- Detailed and expert tests on binocular, telescopes, digiscoping, tripods, books and many more birdwatching products.


This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the latest issue.

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
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-Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
-If a subscription offers a free trial, at the end of the trial period, you will be charged the full price of the subscription. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

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What’s New

Version 7.0.47

New and improved app homepage
New subscription page
My Account controls
Numerous bug fixes and improvements
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

BoxingBirder ,

Are you a Birder - you need this Magazine

I’ve been reading this publication for many years, both in hard copy & for the past few years digitally.

What can I say, it’s informative, keeps you up to date with the latest trends, rarities, identification guides, locations &, more importantly, it engages with readers.

A top class publication. If you’re a birder, or even if you just have a passing interest in the birds in your garden/back yard, then you need this magazine.

I_am_Condorman ,


Having the extra contents the iPad version provides is a added benefit. There areas of improvement ,like interactive quizzes and tests after Id articles I would also like to see the county reports as interactive maps which could link back to previous sightings or allow for selection of a single species.
overall I am pleased with this app

RevdAP ,

App keeps crashing

I have subscribed to the Magazine through the Apple app for over 4 years but now, after trying to download the Wildfowl extra I sue, the app keeps crashing and won’t remain open. I have tried deleting and re-downloading the app but it makes no difference

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