A limited number of copies of our first issue from 1978 reside in our archives. The copies are autographed by founding publishers Bill and Elsa Thompson and come with a certificate of authenticity and a decorative protective velum envelope. Copies of BWD Volume 1, Number 1, are available for $7.50. This original edition of the first issue of Bird Watcher's Digest was published in August 1978 in Marietta, Ohio. We hope you will enjoy this original edition from Bird Watcher's Digest -- the first and still, we believe, the best magazine for bird watchers.