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Birds of Europe

"Vögel" = birds

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 slowly growing account of sightings, photography and sound recordings of European birds. Currently we have information available on 300 bird species, 33 of which were seen by us elsewhere, with 284 thumbnail images for those species of which we have reasonably good photos.

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

Latest Updates
Icterine Warbler
Added 10/09/2019
Pink-footed Goose
Brent Goose
Added 24/08/2019
Green Heron
Little Stint
Purple Sandpiper
Added 11-12/08/2019
Great Crested Grebe
Black-winged Stilt
Improved 25/07/2019
Spotted Redshank
Green Sandpiper
Added 16-20/07/2019
Wood Sandpiper
Black Redstart
Improved 16-19/07/2019

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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If interested, please CLICK HERE. Credits to contributors are given HERE.