About birds

A focus on - Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola
UK Conservation Status: amber
Number In Britain: Unavailable
Maximum recorded age: 7 years 11 months 18 days (Recorded in 1982)
Habitat: Forests near water, on migration lakes, rivers & wet grass
Diet: Mostly invertebrates, especially insects
BirdTrends Report

Discover the latest bird trends

Get the big picture of what is happening to some of the UK's key bird species in the BirdTrends report.

Drawing on data from a number of schemes including the Breeding Bird Survey, Nest Record Scheme and Ringing Scheme, this annual report reveals which species are decreasing in numbers, which are booming and how breeding succes is changing over time.

BirdTrends now includes trends across habitats.

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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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Peregrine. Photograph by Dennis Atherton
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