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Birds of Europe

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Eurasian Wigeon

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 331 bird species, 34 of which were seen by us elsewhere, with 328 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
Bonding rituals
Added 05/03/2022
Western Yellow Wagtail
Zitting Cisticola
Improved 04/03/2022
European Stonechat
Improved 12/02/2022
Sabine's Gull
Added 06/02/2022
Ring-necked Duck
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Improved 05/02/2022
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Added 27/01/2022
Tree Pipit
Improved 25/01/2022
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Improved 03/01/2022

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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