Bird Identification

The official list of British birds held by the British Ornithologists’ Union currently contains 621 species. These bird identification guides provide information about over 190 of the most common British birds including garden birds, birds of prey, shorebirds and waterfowl. The A-Z bird guides include identifying features, nesting and feeding habits, examples of songs and calls, as well as the conservation status of each bird. 

Conservation status

Red, amber, or green?

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