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Meadow pipit singing on bracken

Image: Tom Marshall

Find out more about our fascinating birds by browsing our A-Z guide. We've got more than 250 species covered, with videos, sound clips, photographs, illustrations and helpful articles.

Guide to UK birds

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259 species
372 illustrations
700+ photos
241 sound clips
161 videos

What's that bird?

Bird identifier

Baffled by a bird? If you're not sure what it is, try our interactive identifier. Tell us a bit about what you saw and we'll suggest some possible birds. More...

Bird identifier

How to identify birds

You don't need to know anything about birds to enjoy watching them. But what if you want to know how to tell one species from another? We have lots of useful advice and suggestions to help you learn. More...

How to identify birds

What's the red list?

Red, amber and green explained

The UK's birds can be split in to three categories of conservation importance - red, amber and green. More...

Red, amber and green explained

The story behind the red list

You've probably read about the latest birds to be added to the 'red list'. The cuckoo has joined other species like the house sparrow on the list of birds whose populations are in big trouble. But what does being on the list actually mean? And what are we doing to help the birds affected? More...

The story behind the red list