Birding World

Birding World was a monthly birding magazine published in the United Kingdom. It was the magazine of the Bird Information Service, based at Cley next the Sea, Norfolk. With the publication of issue No. 26/12 in January 2014, Birding World magazine ceased publication.[1][2]

Birding World
Birding World cover (March 2011).jpg
March 2011 cover
EditorSteve Gantlett
PublisherBird Information Service
Year founded1987
Final issueJanuary 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inCley next the Sea, Norfolk

History and profileEdit

Originally published in 1987[3] as Twitching volume 1, the magazine underwent a name-change to this name, in 1988 (also resetting its volume count back to 1).[2] The editor was Steve Gantlett, and the assistant editor Richard Millington.

It was aimed at birders with an interest in the occurrence and identification of rare birds in the United Kingdom and the Western Palearctic. It also covered birding-related material from around the globe.

The range of material published included:

  • papers on bird identification, often including proposed new identification characters for difficult groups of taxa
  • news articles on rare birds in Britain and elsewhere in the Western Palearctic

Significant articles published included:

In 2004, its circulation was estimated at 4000 copies.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Birding World
  2. ^ a b "Birding World". Ornithology Exchange. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ Caroline Taggart (30 June 2010). Writer's Market 2010: Make Money Writing. F+W Media. p. 508. ISBN 978-0-7153-3529-1. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ Wallace, D. I. M. (2004) Beguiled by Birds ISBN 0-7136-6535-1 p. 138

External linksEdit