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Birds of Europe

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Common Pheasant

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 329 bird species, 35 of which were seen by us elsewhere, with 324 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
White-throated Dipper
Improved 13/07/2021
Common Moorhen
Rook
Improved 30/06/2021
Common Eider
Improved 24/05/2021
Common Guillemot
Improved 29/04/2021
Northern Fulmar
Improved 25/04/2021
Western Jackdaw
Improved 18/04/2021
Northern Gannet
Improved 15/04/2021
Red-billed Chough
Improved 14/04/2021
Common Kestrel
Carrion Crow
Improved 23/03/2021

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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