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Who can you hear?

Listen to our helpful audio guide to garden birds and learn how to ID a bird by its song alone!

Often you may hear a bird before you see it. Get to know the common calls and songs from ten of the birds most commonly seen in the Big Garden Birdwatch with this audio guide. 

The Birdwatch top ten songs and calls

Male house sparrow in tall grass

House sparrow

Male blackbird on lawn


 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis, looking around from a bare twig, Co. Durham


Chaffinch eating seed from a hanging table


Starling call


Blue tit on a tree branch

Blue tit

Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus, perched on garden trellis. Co. Durham

Wood pigeon

 Great tit, Parus major, on blossom

Great tit


Magpie on a wall