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 Spotted Crake

Focus On: Spotted Crake

A secretive and generally elusive species, Spotted Crakes are amongst many birders' favourites. Find out where to maximise your chances of...


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Focus On Seawatching Bliss

Focus On: seawatching

The Seawatching season is here again, with birds such as Cory’s Shearwaters and Wilson’s Storm-petrels already beginning to show up. Find...


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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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