How to identify

The Scottish Crossbill is a thick-set finch with a large head and bill. It's very difficult to distinguish from the other members of the crossbill family. It's the UK's only endemic bird species (one found nowhere else in the world).


  1. Resident
  2. Passage
  3. Summer
  4. Winter
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

Key facts

You might also be interested in...

No results

Cookie preferences

Accepting all non-essential cookies helps us to personalise your experience