All of the images in Birds are organised alphabetically by family name. For example, Herring Gull is found under Gull, Herring and Reed Bunting is found under Bunting, Reed. This allows for birds which are similar in appearance to be seen in close proximity for comparison. Where there is confusion over common names, I have followed those in Collins or Helm Guides initially. Scientific names are also included.
An Index to the Birds of each country appears near the top of that country's main page in Places.
Left Click on an image to open a new page where there will be further information as well as more images of that species, where available. Click on those images to enlarge and access a slide-show.
More detailed information will be added to all of these pages in the near future and further species will be added over time.
For identification of European species I have relied primarily upon Collins Bird Guide (Svensson, Mullarney and Zetterstrom) and The RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe by Rob Hume. Birds ID Insights and The Crossley ID Guide are also extremely useful. The RSPB website is filled with helpful information.
Helm Guides have usually been a first port of call when travelling outside of Europe, particularly Birds of the Indian Subcontinent and Birds of Senegal and The Gambia.
In Australia Pizzey and Knight (print and App) and Campbell, Woods and Leseberg were invaluable.
All images are my own and are of non-captive birds.