British Birds

Birdwatching is a huge hobby (even career) in Britain - there are huge numbers of reserves and organisations dedicated to protecting birds and wildlife and the number of birders in the UK is equally huge: the RSPB has over a million members. The birds might not be as colourful or flamboyant as in many other parts of the world, but it gives you the challenge of brushing up on your ID skills on waders, gulls and warblers.

European Robin
Barn Swallow  



Bar-tailed Godwit  
Bohemian Waxwing  
Brent Goose  
Carrion Crow  
Common Blackbird  
Common Buzzard  
Common Chaffinch  
Common Eider  
Common Kestrel  
Common Kingfisher  
Common Linnet  
Common Reed Bunting  
Common Ringed Plover  
Common Sandpiper  
Common Whitethroat  
Common Wood Pigeon  
Egyptian Goose  
Eurasian Collared Dove  
Eurasian Nuthatch  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Eurasian Wren  
European Greenfinch  
European Rock Pipit  
Great Crested Grebe  
Greylag Goose  
Little Egret  
Mandarin Duck  
Mistle Thrush  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Song Thrush  
Stock Dove  
Western Jackdaw  
White-throated Dipper  

L. Svensson, K. Mullarney, D. Zetterström and P. J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, 2nd edition, 2010.
RSPB bird guide