Birds alway delight us in sight and sound. The sheer variety of birds in Great Britain is quite astounding. There are around 570 species, and wherever we live we can enjoy seeing them soaring aloft in flight, floating and bobbing on the water, perched in trees, or simply feeding in our own back gardens. Bird song can be the most beautiful of music, gladdening the heart and lifting the spirit.
Species are arranged in their respective families below.