Bird identification videos

Latest Bird ID Workshop

Reed Bunting. Photograph by Liz Cutting
Brown, streaky buntings can be an ID headache! This video tackles four species that can be found in coastal areas in winter: Reed, Little, Snow and Lapland Buntings.

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Previous Bird ID Workshops

Mandarin Duck. Photograph by Neil Calbrade
Despite being non-native, these stunningly beautiful birds are commonly encountered and can cause confusion.
Golden Eagle. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Here we look at how you can confidently separate all three species of large raptor.
Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
This video helps you pick out Garganey from the more common Teal.
Coot. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Have you ever struggled to tell the difference between Moorhen and Coot? Often found together they can cause ID headaches, especially when young birds are encountered.
Red-legged Partridge. Photograph by Jill Pakenham
Partridges are small, dumpy gamebirds found in lowland habitats. This workshop will help you tell the two apart.
Linnet. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
Picking Twite out from Linnets can be a real ID headache. Let this workshop help you do that with confidence.
Storm Petrel. Photograph by Joe Pender
Storm Petrel and Leach's Petrel are actually very common breeding birds and frequently encountered off our shores during passage. How can we tell the two species apart?
Tufted Duck by Edwyn Anderton
Let this workshop help you to decide which diving duck you are seeing.

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