17 birds found
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.
Aquatic warblers are rare and temporary migrants to parts of southern England each autumn, en-route from their breeding grounds in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus to their winter territories in West Africa. Only around 40 sightings are reported each year, with the species classed as vulnerable and in decline.
The Arctic Skua, also known as the Parasitic Jaeger, is a medium-sized seabird well known for its aggressive nature.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.
Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes
Unremarkable in appearance but with record-breaking stamina, the Bar-tailed Godwit spends the summer nesting on top of the world in the Arctic and heads south to spend the winter along estuaries and beaches from the United Kingdom to New Zealand.
The most widespread owl species, Barn Owls occur as 32 subspecies on every continent except Antarctica.
Ducks, geese and swans
A highly sociable and unmistakable member of the goose family, often seen and heard flying in long, noisy packs and lines.
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