Bird Watcher’s Digest (BWD) magazine has been publishing beautiful bird photography for more than 35 years. In 1978, when the magazine was founded, we published only black-and-white images. Thankfully, that changed long ago! Other things have changed, too. Now, we consider only digital images for possible publication. We use photos to augment our magazine’s content, so we often look for nontraditional shots of birds, including images capturing unusual behavior or settings. For our species profiles of birds, we look for more traditional images: sharp, well-composed portraits of wild birds in their natural habitat.