Bird Observer publishes original articles on birding locations, on avian populations and natural history, on regional rarities; and field notes, Massachusetts field records, photographs, and art work. Indices are available on most of these features.
Where to Go Birding: One of our most popular features, this includes articles on lesser-known birding places in New England, written by locals, with the kind of information only locals can provide.
Feature Articles: Bird Observer publishes original articles on scientific studies, regional rarities, and detailed field observations.
Field Notes: From time to time we publish interesting anecdotes and observations on bird behavior and distribution.
Book and Video Reviews: This series provides you with information on the latest bird-related books and videos.
Cover Art: Bird Observer cover art includes drawings donated by talented and well-known artists. Each bird depicted is the subject of an essay on the natural history of the species, written by William E. Davis, Jr.
At a Glance: Every month Wayne Petersen tests your skills with a photo to identify. You'll have two months to ponder it, then in the following issue read Wayne's analysis and find out if you were right.
Bird Sightings: Bird Observer publishes the official records of bird sightings throughout Massachusetts. These records provide a fascinating window into the changes in populations of different species throughout the year.