ID Resource Resource Finder

The ID Resource Finder is an online searchable catalogue of UK wildlife identification resources. A key feature is that this catalogue is crowd-sourced, all you have to do is create an account to add/edit the resources.

If you spot anything missing, any broken links or mistakes then please jump in and add/fix it. Or let the team know about issue via email: biolinks@field-studies-council.org.

More info and how to create an account

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Animals other than Shells This is a great additional help identifying marine wildlife other than those with shells, based on surveys between Fleet Ian Wallace Yes PDF View Edit
Ants This paperback published by Pelagic Publishing is a reprint edition of the original, now out-of-print, paperback by Rich Skinner, Gary J No Publication View Edit
Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini) RES Handbook vol 2 part 7. Blackman No Publication View Edit
Apples: a field guide The book is intended to help identify that unknown apple growing in your garden or in the park; to help you choose which Michael Clark No Publication View Edit
April Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in April. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Araneae Spiders of Europe An excellent online resource on European spider identification. Editors - Wolfgang Nentwig, Theo Blick, Daniel Gloor, Ambros Hänggi & Christian Kropf Yes Online View Edit
ARC Amphibian Identification Guide (pdf) Pictorial guide to all stages of all Britain's native and most widespread alien amphibians, downloadable as a pdf. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Yes Online, PDF View Edit
ARC Reptile Identification Guide (pdf) Pictorial guide to all stages of all Britain's native and most widespread alien reptiles, downloadable as a pdf. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Athecate hydroids and their medusae Suiable for amateur and professsional naturalists, this new Synopsis provides a concise account of the morphology, habit Schuchert No Publication View Edit
Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland Produced in partnership with the British Dragonfly Society and Dragonfly Ireland, this full colour hardback book (approx Cham, Nelson, Prentice, Smallshire & Taylor No Publication View Edit
Atlas of the Fleas (Siphonaptera) of Britain and Ireland Fleas (Siphonaptera) are wingless insects that are usually found in the nests, or on the bodies, of a wide range of mamm Bob George No Publication View Edit
Atlas of the Predaceous Water Beetles (Hydradephaga) of Britain and Ireland This atlas concerns the predaceous water beetles, or Hydradephaga – the whirligig beetles (Gyrinidae), the crawling wate Foster, Bilton & Nelson No Publication View Edit
Badhamia slime moulds This beta phase identification resource was created by Sophie Trice for the NHM Identification Trainers for the Future P Sophie Trice Yes Online View Edit
Barnacles Barnacles are familiar objects to mariners and seaside tourists. Southwood No Publication View Edit
Bat Droppings Guide A guide to the droppings of British bats, including photos and diagrams illustrating the shape and size differences betw Acer Ecology Yes Online View Edit
Bat Droppings Guide A guide to the droppings of British bats, including diagrams illustrating the shape and size differences between species Bat Conservation Trust No Publication View Edit
Bats in flight Telling the different bat species apart by sight can be difficult, but this guide outlines key 
 details to look Natural History Museum No PDF View Edit
Bats of Britain, Europe & Northwest Africa ISPN: 9781408105313 Comprehensive book covering all species of bat in the UK (and even the rest of Europe and North Afr Christian Dietz, Otto von Helverson & Dietmar Nill No Publication View Edit
BBS Field Guide online pages Individual online PDFs for each page in 'Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland a field guide'. Atherton, Bosanquet , & Lawley Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bee orchids and their relatives Guide to UK bee orchids. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Beetle Families A prototype multi-access key covering beetle families known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. Yes Online, App View Edit
Beetle fauna of Germany An amazingly rich website containing superb photos of a huge range of beetle species. Benisch, C. Yes Online View Edit
Beetle News A collection of newsletters available as PDFs most of which include an identification article for a group of beetles. Amateur Entomologists' Society Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Beginners guide to identifying British mammal bones This beginner’s guide focusses on the twelve most prevalent wild and domestic mammals in the UK. Nicola Prehn, Florin Feneru and John Rochester Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Beginner’s guide to identifying British ichneumonids Ichneumonids, species of the family Ichneumonidae, are difficult to identify because so many look similar. Nicola Prehn and Chris Raper Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Biology And Identification Of Intertidal Polyzoa THE Polyzoa are sedentary aquatic animals which form colonies by budding. J. S. RYLAND Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bird ID - Easy Bird Identification Comprehensive online guide to UK birds, extensive database of information on birds and enables you to quickly identify b birdid.co.uk Yes Online View Edit
Bird identification videos Short videos from BTO. British Trust for Ornithology Yes Online View Edit
Bird identifier Simple online key to UK birds. RSPB Yes Online View Edit
Bostrichidae Key to British Species Bostrichidae Key to British Species by Mike Hackston, derived from the German key by Arved Lompe. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Botanical Keys - Find Wild Flowers The Botanical Society for Britian and Ireland (BSBI) hosts this on line plant key produced by one of their members. The Quentin Groom Yes Online View Edit
Botanical keys and how to use them - Facebook group A closed group (anyone can request to join). Kevin Widdowson Yes Online View Edit
Brambles (Rubus) of Britain and Ireland Facebook group devoted to the identification and study of UK brambles David-Müzeyyen Merrick Yes Online View Edit
Bristletail.net An online resource for the bristletails, (Archeognatha, Zygentoma and Diplura), interesting and often overlooked inverte Yes Online View Edit
Bristol University Tick ID This site includes online dichotomous keys for ticks of the family Ixodidae (hard ticks). Richard Wall, University of Bristol Yes Online View Edit
Britain's Hoverflies WILDGuide ISBN: 9780691156590 Out of print Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to Stuart Ball and Roger Morris No Publication View Edit
Britain's Insects: A field guide to the insects of Great Britain and Ireland WILDGuide ISBN: 9780691179278 Published: 23/03/2021 Britain’s Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and be Paul D. Brock No Publication View Edit
Britain's Orchids: A Field Guide to the Orchids of Great Britain and Ireland WILDGuide ISBN: 9780691177618 Published: 2020 Covering more than fifty species as well as hybrids and variants, this is an en No Publication View Edit
British birds of prey Produced in conjunction with the Hawk and Owl Trust, this chart will help you to identify birds of prey in flight in the Hawk and Owl Trust No Publication View Edit
British Bugs Online identification guide (photo based) to UK bugs, arranged by family. Dr Joe Botting & Dr Tristan Bantock Yes Online View Edit
British bumblebee identification guide Online identification guide to UK bumblebees using simple key based on colour. NHM Yes Online View Edit
British Caterpillar Galleries These caterpillar (larva) picture galleries contain identification photos of many of the most distinctive caterpillars o Steve Ogden (Wildlife Insight) Yes Online View Edit
British Earthworms and How To Identify Them Useful for historic context only (published in 1923). Taxonomy very out of date. Out of print. Friend, Hilderic No Publication View Edit
British freshwater fishes and lampreys The AIDGAP field guide contains keys to the freshwater fishes and lampreys found in the British Isles. Wheeler No Publication View Edit
British Froghoppers IdentiKit This visualisation and multi-access key was built on a knowledge-base for British froghoppers. Howells, Nia Yes Online, App View Edit
British grasshoppers and allied insects 8-panel fold-out chart covers the adults of the grasshoppers, crickets, bush crickets, ground hoppers, cockroaches, earw Marshall & Ovenden No Publication View Edit
British Hoverflies Illustrated identification keys, species account, including, description, habitat, distribution, flight period. Alan Stubbs and Steven Falk No Publication View Edit
British leafminers From the homepage: "This site is the result of an on-going project, set up to photograph and record all the leaf mi leafmines.co.uk Yes Online View Edit
British Lichens Species Gallery Website designed to help with lichen identification by providing good photos of lichens that are found in the British Is Mike Sutcliffe Yes Online View Edit
British Lonchaeidae RES Handbook vol 10 Part 15. MacGowan & Rotheray No Publication View Edit

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