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.

Woodlark is a great March find among a flock of its commoner congener, Skylark. Photo by Steve Young (

March ID tips: Woodlark

Larks are on the move this month, and Skylark flocks could hold the odd Woodlark. David Callahan provides tips on how to identify the...


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Twite ID tips.

February ID tips: Twite

Finches will be on the move this month, so now is the time to look out for Twite. Make sure you can separate the species from the similar...


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July ID tips: juvenile chats

July ID tips: juvenile chats

At this time of year juvenile birds will be taking their first flights from their nests. These youngsters lack the distinctive plumage of...


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