As many as 1.5 million rest here on their migration
Beavers are back, but Brett Westwood asks if they can recover their place in our culture.
Lionel Kelleway has a very close encounter with a mammal extinct in Britain for 400 years.
Kate Humble presents the bittern.
Brett Westwood travels to Suffolk to hear a booming bittern. Recorded in 2004.
Lionel Kelleway discovering the biology behind pigeon migration. From 2008.
David Lindo, the Urban Birder, on the kestrel.
David Lindo the Urban Birder on seeing an osprey next to Wormwood Scrubs in London.
Brett Westwood finds out why woodpecker numbers in the UK are both up and down.
The rise of the ostrich investment mania of the 1990s - and why it all went so badly wrong
Meet the Naga people of India who have turned from headhunters to conservationists.
Musician Fyfe Dangerfield enjoys watching his son chasing one of our most common birds.
Brett Westwood explores how hornbills have influenced art, religion and feminism.
Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the kestrel.
The RSPB's Liane Holdsworth recalls the kestrel for Tweet of the Day.
The RSPB's Matthew Capper recalls the joy of hearing a bittern for Tweet of the Day.
Michael Morpurgo's paean to the beautiful, mysterious swan.
Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the osprey.
Paul Evans meets Roy Dennis, who has spent a life with ospreys, in the Scottish Highlands.
Caz Graham goes in search of Cumbria's regular visiting ospreys.
Helen Mark looks at the battle between water supply and wildlife at Rutland Water.
Michael Palin presents the avian record breaking ostrich in the Kalahari Desert
One of our oldest companions, the pigeon inspires both love and loathing.
Writer and wildlife programme-maker Stephen Moss recalls the first time he saw a bittern.
Series celebrating the infinite variety of the natural world and its depiction in culture.
Rod Liddle debates our reactions to the familiar kestrel and the well nurtured red kite.
Imagine the sound of music that flies around your head - the magic art of pigeon whistles.
Join us as we uncover the little-known world of the humble homing pigeon
Rob Newman tells stories of the species we've lost forever, and our role in their demise
Iolo Williams studies the remarkable camouflage of bitterns.