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subscribeA range of authoritative articles from some of birdings' best known experts on identification, conservation, photography and more. Click on the links below to brush up your birding skills, read fascinating species profiles or plan your next birding trip.


Birdwatching resources

A birder watches a Linnet by Steve Young

Whether you're a hardened twitcher or a complete novice, there's always room for improvement. Get advice, tips and information on all aspects of birding.


Female or juvenile Eurasian Wigeon by Steve Young

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.


Slaty-backed Gull. Photo by Dominic Mitchell.

A wealth of information on British and Irish rarities, including finder's accounts, information on vagrancy and our tips on how to submit a record to the Rarities Committee. Also, don't forget to check out our gallery of British and Irish rarity photos.

Species focus

Shore Lark by Steve Young

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.

Conservation and science

Reed Warbler by Steve Young

The latest 'splits' and 'lumps', results and research into bird populations around the world, and what's being done to protect them.

Comment and advice

Thoughts and opinions from Birdwatch's columnists and Managing Editor.

Travel and trip reports

Syrian landscape by Dominic Mitchell

There are thousands of great birding hot-spots around the world. Find out which ones offer what you're looking for with our travel features.