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Birds of Europe

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Eurasian Crag Martin

Including vagrants, ignoring occasional stragglers ("accidentals"), there are in total about 570 bird species in Europe, including its coastal waters and islands. These pages contain our steadily growing account of sightings, photography and sound recordings of European birds. Currently we have information available on 320 bird species, 33 of which were seen by us elsewhere, with 301 thumbnail images for those species of which we have reasonably good photos.

The scientific and common names of all bird species presented on these pages are listed in an INDEX. Credits to contributors are given here. Comments are welcome.

The second-tier navigation bar above provides links to a number of high-level pages and, in addition, to each of the 26 family groups of birds, following a convention introduced in the "Field Guide to Australian Birds" by Michael Morcombe. Hovering the cursor above the numbers, one can see which bird families each group comprises.

Latest Updates
Common Kingfisher
Improved 28/06/2020
Little Ringed Plover
Improved 22/06/2020
White-tailed Eagle
Improved 19/05/2020
Common Buzzard
Common Wood Pigeon
Improved 05/05/2020
Black Kite
Improved 23/04/2020
Snow Goose
Little Bustard
Dartford Warbler
Added 03-10/04/2020
Sardinian Warbler
Improved 07/04/2020
Red-throated Pipit
Added 25/03/2020

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

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