Bewick's
Water Birds


Volume II,
containing the History and Description of Water Birds
first edition, 1804


Title Page
Boys Playing by a River Title Page
Sanderling 1
Long-legged Plover 4
Oyster Catcher 7
Spotted Rail or Spotted Gallinule 10
Water Rail 13
Spoonbill 25
Crane 29
Stork 32
Heron 37
Night Heron 43
Little Egret 45
Bittern 47
Female Little Bittern 51
Curlew 54
Whimbrel 57
Woodcock 60
Snipe 68
Judcock 73
Knot 75
Godwit 78
Red Godwit 80
Greenshank 86
Spotted Redshank 88
Redshank 91
Ruff 95
Green Sandpiper 100
Common Sandpiper 104
Spotted Sandpiper 111
Red-legged Sandpiper 113
Dunlin 117
Purre 119
Little Stint 122
Turnstone 126
Turnstone 126
Common Gallinule 128
Coot 133
Grey Phalarope 140
Great-crested Grebe 145
Tippet Grebe 147
Dusky Grebe 150
Red-necked Grebe 152
Little Grebe 154
Avoset 158
Great Auk 162
Razor-Bill 164
Puffin 168
Little Auk 172
Foolish Guillemot 175
Lesser Guillemot 177
Black Guillemot 179
Great Northern Diver 183
Lesser Imber 187
First Speckled Diver 189
Second Speckled Diver 191
Red-throated Diver 193
Common Tern 199
Lesser Tern 201
Sandwich Tern 204
Black-backed Gull 212
Wagel 216
Common Gull 218
Black-headed Gull 222
Red-legged Gull 228
Kittiwake 229
Skua Gull 233
Black-toed Gull 236
Fulmar 243
Shearwater 246
Stormy Petrel 249
Goosander 254
Dun-diver 257
Red-breasted Merganser 261
Smew 264
Red-breasted Goose 289
Grey Lag Goose 292
Tame Goose 297
Bernacle 307
Brent Goose 311
Eider Duck 314
Velvet Duck 322
Scoter 324
Mallard 327
Tame Duck 333
Scaup Duck 339
Shieldrake 341
Shoveler 345
Wigeon 352
Pochard 356
Pintail Duck 360
Long-tailed Duck 363
Golden-Eye 367
Tufted Duck 372
Gargany 374
Teal 376
Cormorant 381
Crested Cormorant 388
Shag 390
Gannet 393