Birds are familiar, fascinating and colourful creatures and wherever you live you are bound to have a range of species close by. Several once widespread and common birds have suffered significant long-term declines and it is important to try to understand the reasons behind this. It’s not all bad news: some species are doing very well, especially some familiar garden species. All these birds have increased their populations in recent years.
Yellow Hammer, by Mark Ollett

Questions & advice

When and where can I see common cranes in Norfolk?
When and where can I see big flocks of wild geese in Norfolk?
How can I learn bird songs and calls?
Should I feed birds in my garden all year round?
How can we reduce the number of ducks on our village pond?
There are too many male mallards on our pond and they are chasing the females
How can I stop a heron from eating my fish?
Where and when can I hear a bittern calling?
Are magpies killing all the songbirds?
Where is the best place to put up a barn owl box?
Where and when can I see stone curlews?
How can I feed birds and keep rats and squirrels away?
Is it important to keep bird tables and bird feeders clean?
What can I do with my collection of birds eggs that I no longer want?
Where can I buy a barn owl box?
How can I stop squirrels killing all the song bird chicks in my garden?
What plants can I grow in my garden to attract birds?
What can I do to stop my cats catching birds?
How can I stop sparrowhawks taking birds at my feeders?
How can I attract goldfinches into my garden?
Are sparrowhawks affecting bird populations?
Do female birds sing?
Is it true that swifts can sleep when they are flying?
What is trichomonosis?
What should I do if I find a sick bird in my garden?
How valuable is ivy for wildlife ?
What should I do if I find a ringed bird?
Should I clean out a bird box?
Where is the best place to put up a bird nest box?
What was the all white heron I saw in Norfolk?
How can I tell whether I have a marsh tit or a willow tit visiting my feeder?
Why have house sparrows declined in number?
Why are some birds grey?
What should I do if I find dead birds?
When is the best time to move barn owl nest boxes?
What should I do if I find a baby bird all by itself?
Can I feed swans with white bread?
How do I make fat balls for birds?
What does a house sparrow look like?
Where can I see tree sparrows in Norfolk?
What is happening to barn owl numbers?
Are black swans a native species?
Where can I see barn owls in Norfolk?
Where have all the birds gone from my garden?
What is the difference between a willow warbler and a chiffchaff?
What is the difference between a song thrush and a mistle thrush?
What are the colourful thrushes I see in the garden in winter ?
How can I get involved in monitoring bird populations?
How do I make a barn owl nest box?
How should I feed my garden birds?
Where have all the ducks gone in the Broads this winter?
Is it illegal to use sound recordings to call out birds?
Can ducks eat bread?