About birds

Bird of the Month - Jay

Jay. Photograph by Liz Cutting
Garrulus glandarius
green
170 thousand Territories (summer)
16 years 9 months 19 days (Recorded in 1983)
Forest, woodland, towns
Invertebrates, fruit and seeds

Get the latest bird trends

Go to the BirdTrends area of our site for the latest information on changes in the numbers and breeding performance of the UK's birds.

Early breeders fall on hard times

Numbers of early breeders are falling rapidly, such as Tawny Owl, Mistle Thrush and Dipper.

 

Learn more about birds from BirdFacts

BirdFacts gives in depth information about all of the 580 species recorded in the wild in Britain. For each bird, BirdFacts provides details of Population and Distribution, Breeding and Survival and Biometrics, along with other fascinating facts.

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Tree Sparrow. Photograph by John Harding

Sparrows are not just sparrows - are they House Sparrows or Tree Sparrows? In winter, the familiar sparrows in your garden may be joined by an unfamiliar brown bird, the Reed Bunting.