Bird Identification Guides

For those new to counting, we understand that some farmland birds might be difficult to identify. To help you, we have produced several resources to help overcome any obstacles.

Download your free farmland bird ID guide
Produced by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), which guide provides handy ID tips to help you tell the difference between many of the most popular birds you are likely to see.

Read our series of bird profiles
Our experts have written a series of profiles for some of the most-seen farmland bird species, giving further details on their habitat, food, nesting, song, and management advice if you would like to encourage them on your land. The profiles also include downloadable information sheets for each species.

Watch our free ID video on YouTube

If you prefer to learn by video, we have produced a short and helpful YouTube video, which shows how to take part in the BFBC and gives some examples of the birds that can be seen on farmland.