Bird Watching For Beginners

If you’re looking for a hobby that will stimulate your brain, get you out in the fresh air, give you the opportunity to meet like minded people and make you aware of the world around you, then bird watching could be just the thing for you.

As a hobby, bird watching is also incredibly flexible. You don’t need much equipment to begin with and you can start close to home in your garden or local park. It’s perfect for introverts who are happy to spend time by themselves as well as extroverts who get their energy from being part of a group. And you can commit as much or as little time, effort and money to it as you want so it can fit around your lifestyle.

Two Friends Bird Watching

We’ve got lots of advice to help you get started bird watching, including how to watch birds in your garden, over 170 British bird identification guides, and information on some of the best places in the UK to go bird watching if you want to grow your life list.

Bird ID guides

Learn to identify 100s of British birds
Hen Harrier

British Birds Of Prey

Learn how to identify 21 of the most common British birds of prey.


British Garden Birds

Mini guides to help you identify 18 of the most common birds to visit UK gardens.

Knot And Turnstone

Bird Identification Guides

Comprehensive identification guides to over 160 British birds

A bird friendly garden

Begin watching birds close to home
Garden Birds
Bird Watching

Bird watching essentials

All you need to begin spotting birds
Man Holding Binoculars

Top 10 Bits Of Kit For Bird Watching

Top 10 Bits Of Kit For Bird Watching If you want to take your bird watching hobby to the next level then it’s worth investing …

Tree Sparrow

Top 10 Bits Of Kit For Garden Bird Watching

Top 10 Bits Of Kit For Garden Bird Watching Observing birds in your garden is one of the best ways to learn to identify birds. …

Man Bird Watching

Your Bird Watching Field Bag

Your Bird Watching Field Bag A field bag is useful for carrying all your supplies when you go out bird watching. Although, every individual will …

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