BirdLife: The Magazine

Discover the secret sex lives of birds in our steamiest issue yet


The latest conservation news and breakthroughs, delivered to your door

Inside each issue of our quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe - from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war.

With 120 national Partners around the world, BirdLife - The Magazine offers a truly global perspective on modern conservation issues, as well as some incredible real-life stories.



Exclusive articles and stunning photography

We have refreshed our magazine to make it bigger, brighter and better. Inside each issue you'll find:

  • Inspiring articles written by leading experts in birds and biodiversity
  • The latest breakthroughs and discoveries from our network of researchers
  • Stunning images from celebrated wildlife photographers
  • Insights into conservation projects straight from the field
  • Challenging debates on nature and conservation’s hottest topics
  • Spotlights on the threatened birds and habitats we simply can’t afford to lose
  • Interviews with both famous and unsung conservation and birding heroes


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The Sex Issue features the following stories:

  • Feathered fornication: Of polygamy, polyandry and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds
  • It pays to display: Before sex comes the courting period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Check out seven stunning displays
  • Love over Lebanon: The long-distance love story of the lovestruck storks Klepetan and Malena that has captivated a nation - but will it end in tragedy?
  • The flamingo factory: Otherworldly Lake Natron is threatened by soda ash mining. Can ecotourism stop the catastrophe and save the Lesser Flamingo's last stronghold?
  • Paradise saved: Some of the world’s rarest birds saved from the very brink of extinction as five islands are cleared of invasive predators
  • And much more!


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