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Bird Guide

Illustrated Guide to over 100 British Birds
With articles by Michael Seago and others that first appeared in the Eastern Daily Press


Click a letter to find a bird alphabetically:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Scroll down this page to search by season - when you are most likely to see particular birds in the United Kingdom. There is some overlap of categories but for simplicity are listed only once, eg, Blackcap is found in small numbers in winter, but the vast majority are summer visitors. Passage Migrants typically stop over in Britain during the spring and autumn. British Residents can be seen throughout the year. Birds marked (v) are vagrants which do not regularly visit Britain.

 A Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Arctic Tern
Avocet
     

 B Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Blackcap
Bluethroat
Bean Goose
Bewick's Swan
Brambling
Brent Goose
Barn Owl
Bearded Tit
Bittern
Blackbird
Black-tailed Godwit
Blue Tit
Bullfinch
Buzzard

 C Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Common Tern
Corncrake
Cuckoo
Carrion Crow
Cetti's Warbler
Chaffinch
Collared Dove
Coot
Cormorant
Crossbill
Curlew

 D Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Dotterel Dartford Warbler

 E Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Eider
Egyptian Goose

 F Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Fieldfare
Firecrest

 G Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Golden Oriole

Golden Plover
Goldcrest
Great Crested Grebe
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Greenshank
Grey Heron
Grey Wagtail


 H Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Hobby
House Martin
Hoopoe
Hawfinch
Hen Harrier
House Sparrow

 J Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Jack Snipe
Jackdaw
Jay

 K Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Kentish Plover
Kestrel
Kingfisher

 L Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Little Ringed Plover
Little Tern
Lapland Bunting
Lapwing
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Little Grebe

 M Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Tit
Merlin
Moorhen

 N Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Nightingale
Nightjar

 O Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Osprey Oystercatcher

 P Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Pink-footed Goose Peregrine
Pied Wagtail
Pintail

 R Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Red-backed Shrike
Red-footed Falcon
Redwing
Robin
Red Kite
Redshank
Reed Bunting
Rook

 S Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Sedge Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Swallow
Swift
Spotted Redshank
Sanderling
Shore Lark

Snow Bunting

Shag
Shelduck
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Snipe
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk

 T Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Turtle Dove Teal
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow

 W Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Wood Warbler
Woodchat Shrike (V)
Waxwing
Whooper Swan
Water Rail
Wigeon
Wren

 Y Summer
Visitors
Passage
Migrants
Winter
Visitors
British
Residents

Yellow Wagtail Yellowhammer