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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

Redshank are common and noisy year-round coastal residents, but can you confidently identify their scarcer cousins, Greenshank and Spotted Redshank?

Identifying skuas passing offshore in late summer is one of the great challenges of bird ID. However, with practice most individuals can be identified.

In late summer and autumn Redstarts and Black Redstarts can turn up anywhere. The males are easy to identify but how do you separate females and young birds?

A black crow flies over - but is it a Crow, a Rook or even a Raven?

With their swept back wings and aerial lifestyle hirundines (Swallow, Sand and House Martins) and the similar, but unrelated, Swift often cause ID headaches.

Learn some invaluable tips to tell apart these two waders with down-curved beaks.

25 years ago the sighting of any White Heron in the UK would have been greeted with excitement. While Little Egret is now relatively common, it can sometimes be confused at distance with a much rarer visitor - Great White Egret.

This Bird ID focusses on separating the UK-resident Rock Pipit from the relatively rare Water Pipit, and both from the ubiquitous Meadow Pipit.

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