Bird identification videos

Latest Bird ID Workshop

Mallard. Photograph by John Harding
Ducks are usually easy to identify, but the females can be more challenging. This workshop will help you tell them apart with confidence.

Previous Bird ID Workshops

Yellow Wagtail. Photograph by Paul Hillion

When is a yellow wagtail not a Yellow Wagtail? This video will help you separate Yellow Wagtail from Grey Wagtail and Pied Wagtail.

Ringed Plover. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

A handsome little wader, runs along in front of you. Is this a Ringed Plover, or its less common cousin the Little Ringed Plover?

Cuckoo. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

Cuckoos are well-known birds, but their distinctive and eagerly awaited song can be confused with several other species. Let us help you pick out this iconic bird.

Black-necked Grebe. Photograph by Graham Catley

Small grebes in summer are gloriously-coloured birds, but two of the three species are unfamiliar to most. Let us help you separate these beautiful birds.

Whooper Swan. Photograph by Jill Pakenham

Every winter thousands of Whooper Swans from Iceland and Bewick’s Swans from Arctic Russia migrate into UK and Ireland to spend the winter here.

Cattle Egret

A white heron in the UK is likely to be a Little or Great White Egret, but occasionally Cattle Egrets turn up.

A black, reptilian-looking bird swims by low to the water - but is it a Cormorant or a Shag?

A stocky brown bird rockets up from just in front of your feet, but is it a Common Snipe, or its rarer relative Jack Snipe?

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