Avibirds European birdguide online Your source to the birds of Europe
Avibirds welcomes you to the online birdguide of Europe, providing extensive information about 550 species.
You will find species information on physical description, habitat, range, breeding, feeding and conservation concerns. Also the song, European database links, migration details and distribution maps are available for almost every species. For over 320 species scientific articles are available for download in the literature section.
European bird guide
Climate change impact on European birds
Climate change is having a major impact on birds across Europe. Scientists have created the world's first indicator of the climate change impacts on wildlife at a continental scale. In the picture below graphs representing species predicted to gain or loose range in response to climatic change. Read more about climate change
Give birds ample feeder space. Overcrowding and jostling for perches can spread disease and cause stress.
Keep the feeder area and ground clean of waste food and bird droppings.
Eliminate feeders with sharp edges, points, scratches and crevices that can harbor bacteria and viruses.
Clean and disinfect feeders outdoors once or twice a month by soaking in one part bleach and nine parts tepid water.
Immerse completely for three minutes or more. Rinse well and dry thoroughly.
Discard bad food that smells musty, looks moldy, is wet or has fungus growing on it. Disinfect scoops and containers that held spoiled food.
Prevent seed contamination by storing seed in rodent-proof containers. Mice and rats can carry salmonella bacteria.
Practice prevention and your birds will stay healthy. Start before you find any sick or dead birds.
Encourage other people who feed birds to follow these precautions as birds can carry diseases to other feeders in a neighborhood.
White tail and yellow bill as in Bald Eagle, but head and neck pale buff rather than pure white, contrasting much less with rest of plumage. tail wedge shaped. Female averages larger. Juvenile blackish brown, with tail, head, bill and iris all dark, whitish markings on axillaries. gradually attains adult plumage over 5-6 years, but tail not wite until 8th year, bill yellow after 4-5 years. The biggest predator in Europe