Willow tit is most commonly confused with its  congener, marsh tit.  Here are some useful resources to help identify our target species.



Marsh and willow tits
Keith Vinicombe tackles the long-standing confusion surrounding two declining species, marsh and willow tits. Once regarded as the same species, the latter is now becoming extremely rare in some parts of Britain.


Of the more common species in the UK, marsh and willow tit probably present one of the more difficult ID challenges. View BTOs Bird ID video to gain some invaluable tips on key features to tell them apart.

Video created by BTO.

Internet Bird Collection

The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) is a non-profit endeavour with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world’s avifauna.

Sound recordings


xeno-canto is a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard out your kitchen window, we invite you to listen, download, and explore the bird sound recordings in the collection.

British Birds Songs



One of the largest online photo management and sharing applications in the world.