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.
Bird Observer's web site offers additional tools and information to support your New England birding adventures.
Complete Archive: we offer all viewers online access to the complete archive of all back issues of Bird Observer starting with February 1973 (Volume 1 Number 1) up to the three most recent years of publication. You must be a subscriber to read the full edition of the current issue and those that have been published within the past three years. The text of every issue is now searchable.
Bird Clubs: local and regional bird clubs in New England.
Birding List Digests: listservs collected throughout New England, choose your area of interest to view summary or single-screen detail of every birding list posting made in the last 30 days. These are live feeds, with no lag time in displaying new posts.
Guide Map: the WTGB map contains summaries and links to Bird Observer "Where to Go Birding" articles that cover the New England region. New pins and links to new articles are being added on an ongoing basis, so check back often for additional locations to explore.
Links & Resources: for birders and naturalists of all levels of experience.
New England Rarities: eBird rarity listings for every state in New England, including a county-by-county breakdown for each state.