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.

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Displaying 101 - 150 of 754.
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BTO Bird ID video - Wood and Green Sandpipers In this BTO identification film we look at the tricky pairing of Wood and Green Sandpipers. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Collared Dove & Turtle Dove Collared Dove is one of our most familiar species, despite only arriving naturally in the country relatively recently, b BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Green finches in your garden Not all green finches are Greenfinches! BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Hobby & Kestrel A sudden view of an elegant falcon in summer, but is it a Hobby or Kestrel? BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Common shanks Redshank are common, familiar (and very noisy) waders found, year-round, on our coastal habitats as well as inland durin BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Skylark & Woodlark Lauded by poets for their wonderful, uplifting song, larks are rather nondescript birds when seen. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Hirundines and Swift With their swept back wings and aerial lifestyle hirundines (Swallow, Sand and House Martins) and the similar, but unrel BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID - Grey Harriers Harriers are stunning, lithe and elegant birds of prey. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Common sparrows & Reed Bunting Sparrows are not just sparrows - are they House Sparrows or Tree Sparrows? BTO Yes Online View Edit
Taking a look at terns video: Common and Arctic Tern This short film takes you through the differences between common and arctic terns. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers: Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat In the fourth of our series of videos aimed at helping with the tricky task of identifying warblers, we take a look at W BTO Yes Online View Edit
Grey Geese ID video Guide This short film gives a guide to the different grey goose species. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Kittiwake and Other Small Gulls Young Kittiwakes have a distinctive wing pattern, but several sought-after rarer species have similar markings - how can BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Grouse Grouse are classic birds of upland and wild habitats. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - diving ducks Dabbling ducks are so familiar, but there is also a group of common ducks that actively dive on freshwater for food. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Sorting Short-eared and Long-eared Owls As difficult species go, the Long and Short-eared Owl pairing are amongst the most challenging to identify, especially i BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Winter Auks Summer Auks, in breeding plumage, at the shore or near to their colonies are relatively easy to identify. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Telling apart Marsh and Willow Tits Of the more common species in the UK, Marsh and Willow Tit probably present one of the more difficult ID challenges. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Small black-headed gulls A hooded gull in summer is likely to be the ubiquitous Black-headed Gull, but there are a couple of other species that s BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit & Skylark A small brown streaky bird launches into the air in front of you, singing its heart out, but is it a Meadow Pipit, Tree BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Winter Grebes From Great Crested and Red-necked to Slavonian and Black-necked, separating grebes in winter plumage can be challenging. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Water Pipit and Rock Pipit This Bird ID focuses on separating the UK-resident Rock Pipit from the relatively rare Water Pipit, and both from the ub BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Winter Divers Divers in winter can be confusing and difficult to identify. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Kestrel and Merlin This film looks at two often confused falcons, the Kestrel and Merlin, and discusses the key features for separating the BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Nightingale and Other Night Singers Contrary to popular opinion, Nightingale is not the only bird that sings at night. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Know your thrushes - Song and Mistle Song and Mistle Thrush are two garden species that are readily confused; both are grey brown in appearance; both have a BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Ring Ouzel and Blackbird With Ring Ouzel migration about to reach its peak this wonderful thrush can turn up almost anywhere. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - petrels Petrels are seldom-seen, unfamiliar birds to many of us, but both species Storm Petrel and Leach's Petrel are actua BTO Yes Online View Edit
Taking a look at terns: Roseate, Sandwich and Little Tern This video rounds up the identification of other Terns - Roseate, Sandwich and Little Tern. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers video : Blackcap Vs Garden Warbler Listen to Garden Warbler and Blackcap songs BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO bird ID video - Identifying Linnet and Twite Linnets are familiar birds, but their scarcer cousins Twite are always a good find. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers: Reed Warbler Vs Sedge Warbler In this film, part of a series aimed at helping with the tricky task of identifying warblers, we take a look at Reed and BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Chaffinch & Brambling Chaffinch is one of our most common and familiar birds, but young birds and females are harder to identify than the stun BTO Yes Online View Edit
Know your Chats This identification video looks at Whinchat, Stonechat and Wheatear. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Summer Buzzards Common buzzard is a familiar bird, but in summer and during migration time there is always the chance of finding a Honey BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID - Corvids A black crow flies over - but is it a Crow, a Rook or even a Raven? BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers video: Chiffchaff Vs Willow Warbler Listen to Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler songs BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Scoters Scoters are known to most of us as winter visitors, usually far off shore. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Curlew and Whimbrel Curlew is a familiar wader, found in wild habitats around the UK. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID - Sanderling & Curlew Sandpiper In the UK in late Summer some may be daunted by the prospect of identifying individual species in frequent groups of sma BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID video - Knot and Dunlin Telling winter waders apart can be daunting. BTO Yes Online View Edit
BTO Bird ID - Pigeons Not all pigeons are Woodpigeons - honest! BTO Yes Online View Edit
Garden bumblebees - how to recognise and record them A guide to enable you to identify and record the bumblebees that you see using your garden. BTO and Bumblebee Conservation Trust Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to bees of Britain Produced in partnership with Buglife, this 8-page chart shows 28 species of bee, most of which can commonly be seen flyi Buglife, O'Toole & Shields No Publication View Edit
A guide to British mammal tracks and signs Many British mammals are shy or nocturnal, which makes them difficult to see. Bullion No Publication View Edit
Guide to Common Bumblebees Quick pdf guide to the common species of bumblebee Bumblebee Conservation Trust Yes PDF View Edit
Identify a butterfly Website containing photos and simple key based on colour, size and markings. Butterfly Conservation Yes Online View Edit
MAKAQueS Comprehensive electronic multiaccess key to the vascular plants of the British Isles, available for desktop computers an C J Dixon No App View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 8 Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland A substantial guide to the British species of Potamogeton, Groenlandia and Ruppia, with an excellent introductory sectio C. D. Preston No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 8a. Coleoptera. Staphylinidae. Section (a) Piestinae to Euaesthetinae THE family Staphylinidae contains in the British Isles about 950 species, that is to say about one-quarter of the total C. E. Tottenham Yes Online, PDF View Edit

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