Welcome to the Aviary

An illustrated guide to more than 70 of Britain's wild birds of mountains, lowlands, rivers, lakes and shores.

Also included is a selection of beautiful birds from other parts of the world. The links go to pages intended mainly for newcomers to birdwatching, but we hope that experienced birders will at least enjoy some of the pictures.

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Sandpiper
Sandpiper
Long-tailed Tit
Long-tailed tit
Razorbill
Razorbill
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Swift
Swift
Short-eared Owl
Short-eared owl
Canada Goose
Canada geese
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Buzzard
Buzzard
Raven
raven
Hooded Crow
Hooded Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion crow
Jackdaw
Jackdaw
Whooper Swan
Whooper Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
G Sp Woodpecker
Great spotted woodpecker
Little Egret
Little Egret
Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine falcon
Pied Flycatcher
Pied flycatcher
Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Common Snipe
Common snipe
Oystercatcher
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red Kite
Red Kite
Grey Wagtail
Grey wagtail
Coal Tit
Coal tit
Great Tit
Great tit
Tree Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Willow Warbler
Willow-warbler
Magpie
Magpie
Grn. Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Golden Plover
Golden plover
Manx Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Stonechat
Stonechat
Nuthatch
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Tawny Owl
Tawny owl
Starling
Starling
L'r Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Shelduck
Shelduck
Redwing
Redwing
Blackbird
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Barn Owl
Barn owl
Hoopoe
Hoopoe
Guillemot
Common Guillemot
Northern Lapwing
Lapwing

Full details of the finest nature reserves and other sites that are brilliant for bird watching, visit our 'Best for Birds' page in Wild Wales...

Government Agencies active in bird conservation include: 

Reference Sources

Algarve Wildlife - buy online here...
Algarve Wildlife - the natural year
, 2nd edition, by Clive Viney & Ray Tipper (2016) - an indispensable companion if you intend visiting Portugal.

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