Breeding throughout mountainous regions of southern Europe and across to the Himalayas these birds are migratory, overwintering in southern Africa or central India. Worldwide, there are a total of ten subspecies from the nominate species, apus melba.
Black Necked Grebe
The black-necked grebe is a highly-sociable, small and dark member of the grebe family. Known as the 'eared grebe' in America.
Gulls and terns
A graceful tern, easily distinguishable in their black summer plumage, which they're named after.
One of the larger members of the grouse family with seven sub-species, the black grouse, whilst categorised as vulnerable within Europe, is stable throughout its Asian areas of occupation.
Herons, storks and ibises
One of the rarest breeding birds in the UK, a secretive and difficult to see member of the heron family.