9 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.
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
A large wading bird, notorious for the boldness of breeding individuals.
Herons, storks and ibises
One of the rarest breeding birds in the UK, a secretive and difficult to see member of the heron family.
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.
The UK has a small resident breeding population of black redstarts supplemented annually by passage migrants, overwintering birds and summer breeders. Often at home as a city dweller choosing derelict sites, old buildings and industrial areas, the black redstart will also choose cliff ledges, gorges, rock and scree habitats.
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