Identification

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.

Juvenile Wood Sandpiper at Seaforth, Lancashire, by Steve Young

Green and Wood Sandpipers

Among the earliest of the southward-bound waders, Green Sandpipers are sometimes mistaken for scarcer Wood Sandpipers. Keith Vinicombe...

01/01/2010

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Whooper Swans by Steve Young

Bewick's and Whooper Swans

Winter brings Bewick's and Whooper Swans to favoured wetlands in Britain. Keith Vinicombe explains how to separate these two similar...

01/01/2010

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Glaucous Gull by Steve Young

Glaucous and Iceland Gulls

Late winter is the peak time for the white-winged Glaucous and Iceland Gulls in Britain. Keith Vinicombe explains how to separate these two...

01/01/2010

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Tundra Bean Geese by Steve Young (www.birdsonfilm.com)

Pink-footed and bean geese

The two bean geese, Tundra and Taiga, are both scarce visitors and need to be separated from the much commoner Pink-footed Goose. Keith...

01/01/2010

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