Species profiles

There could be as many as 35 crossbill species, and most Shore Larks are found anywhere but on the beach. Take an indepth look at these and many more species.

Focus On Temminck's Stint

Focus On: Temminck's Stint

This scarce stint is often difficult to connect with. Find out the sites where you can increase your chances, and learn the key...


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Focus On Bittern

Focus On: Bittern

Declines of this reedbed species are well documented, but at the turn of the 21st century numbers would appear to be increasing. Habitat...


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Focus On 'Eared' Owls

Focus On: 'eared' owls

The 'eared owls' can present an identification conundrum to the unwary, but here are several simple steps to identification, even making...


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Focus On Hawfinch Bonanza

Focus On: Hawfinch

Autumn 2005 produced an exceptional passage of Hawfinches. The winter period has also produced superb numbers, with approaching 500 birds...


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Focus On Tricky Sawbills

Focus On: tricky sawbills

Drake Red-breasted Mergansers and Goosanders present few problems at close range, but just how do you separate those more tricky 'redhead'...


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