Birdwatch Magazine

Birdwatch Magazine

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Birdwatch is the UK's number one magazine for keen birders, featuring the latest sightings, identification advice, site guides, expert reviews, overseas destinations and conservation news. The digital edition brings birding to life with embedded video clips, sounds files and live links.

Each issue is packed full of information for birders in Britain, Europe and around the globe. If you want to improve your birding skills and knowledge, our monthly Expert Advice section gives you tips on bird identification, improves your skills and knowledge, and answers all your birding questions.

There are also detailed reviews of binoculars, telescopes, digiscoping equipment, tripods, cameras, telephoto lenses, books, apps and other birding products.


This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

1 month: £3.99 / US$4.99 [1 issue]
6 months: £19.99 / US$19.99 [6 issues]
12 months: £39.99 / US$40.99 [12 issues]

-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.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will 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.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a Pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing Pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
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