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.

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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
How to identify hoverflies Pictoral guide to identify 12 common hoverfly species BBC Wildlife Magazine/Felicity Rose Cole Yes Online View Edit
Bugs on bushes Aimed at upper primary ages and above, this 12-page laminated fold-out chart is a name trail designed to help children i Bebbington & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Describing flowers Do you want to use a flora but not sure what the terms actually mean? Bebbington & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Butterflies of Britain Looking for an identification guide / chart to British butterflies?
 This 8-panel laminated guide / chart - our Bebbington & Lewington No Publication View Edit
Hawkmoths of the British Isles: Identification Guide Hawkmoths (family Sphingidae) are some of the most colourful and conspicuous moths in the British Isles. Bebbington & Lewington No Publication View Edit
Guide to grassland plants 2 (chalk and limestone) Featuring colour illustrations of 63 species, and black-and-white illustrations of a further 15, this 12-page fold-out c Bebbington & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Woodland name trail (mini beasts) Looking to identify the minibeasts of soil and leaf litter? Bebbington et al No Publication View Edit
House and garden spiders Spiders have eight legs... and many of them spin webs to catch their prey... Bee & Lewington No Publication View Edit
Guide to chalk rivers of England Produced in partnership with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, this fold-out chart provides an identification guid Bell & Shields No Publication View Edit
Checklist of the Collembola A catalogue and encyclopaedia of world Collembola. Bellinger, P.F., Christiansen, K.A. & Janssens, F Yes Online 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
Common Micro-moths of Berkshire The book is an extensively illustrated guide to the identification of over 100 the common micro-moths found in Berkshire Berkshire Moth Group No Publication View Edit
The Common Grass Moths of Berkshire (VC22) The Grass Moths (Crambinae) are represented by 39 species in the British Isles. Berkshire Moth Group Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A field guide to the shallow-water echinoderms of the British Isles Field guide & practical reference book on echinoderms likely to be encountered between the tides & under Bernard E. Picton No Publication 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 Yes Online View Edit
Identification guide for selected marine non-native species A guide to 36 non-native seaweeds and marine animals produced by the MBA with funding from the Interreg IVA ‘3C’ capital Bishop, J. Yes PDF View Edit
Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini) RES Handbook vol 2 part 7. Blackman No Publication View Edit
Features of the Shropshire Hills Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Shropshire Hills extend from the Wrekin to the Clun Forest, and fr Boardman No Publication View Edit
Meres and Mosses This new 12 panel fold-out chart showcases the wildlife of the Meres and Mosses landscape of Shropshire, Cheshire and St Boardman & Daniels 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
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 1b. Coleoptera. Buprestidae The family Buprestidae is a large one, containing over 15,000 described species. Brian Levey Yes Online, PDF View Edit
iRecord Dragonflies The iRecord Dragonfly app helps you to identify the dragonflies and damselflies that you find and lets you record your s British Dragonfly Society, CEH/BRC and others Yes Online, App View Edit
Checklist of recorded UK Millipede species Written checklist with majority of species linked to a picture. Nomenclature follows Lee, P. (2006). British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG) Yes Online View Edit
Bird identification videos Short videos from BTO. British Trust for Ornithology Yes Online View Edit
Dragonflies and damselflies of Britain Sometimes called the 'birdwatcher's insect', dragonflies and damselflies are large and charismatic insect Brooks & Askew No Publication View Edit
Ladybird larvae Ladybird larvae are often found, but not well known, as they look so different from adult ladybirds. Brown et al. No Publication View Edit
The myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland: an identification handbook Out of print but second-hand copies may be available at a price. Bruce Ing No Publication View Edit
Marsh horsetail - ID video A guide to the diagnostic features of Equisetum palustre (Marsh Horsetail) to aid in the identification of the species. BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Identify a Euphrasia An online multi-access key to Eyebrights. BSBI 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 - Winter Divers Divers in winter can be confusing and difficult to identify. 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 - Nightingale and Other Night Singers Contrary to popular opinion, Nightingale is not the only bird that sings at night. 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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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 - 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
Know your Chats This identification video looks at Whinchat, Stonechat and Wheatear. 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