Is that a female American Wigeon or a hybrid? American Golden Plover or the rarer Pacific? Some of birding's best-known ID experts provide the answers to these and many more identification conundrums.

Pratincoles photo ID guide

Collared, Black-winged and Oriental are all rare vagrants in Britain, and can be notoriously tricky to separate without good views. Tony...


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Rare herons photo ID guide

Andy Stoddart provides expert advice on how to recognise four classic spring overshoots – Little Bittern and Squacco, Black-crowned Night...


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