Bird identification videos

Latest Bird ID Workshop

Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt
By learning how to recognise Ruff in their various guises through this video, you’ll be able to pick them out with confidence.

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Previous Bird ID Workshops

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.
Peregrine. Photograph by Dennis Atherton
A truly iconic species, tales of Peregrine stoop speeds and its claim to be the fastest bird on Earth are familiar, but how do you identify it?
Bar-tailed Godwit. Photograph by Tom Wallis
Godwits are large, elegant waders and relatively common in the right habitats at certain times of year. This workshop will help you to confidently identify both species.
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.
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?

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