• Peter Berthoud

British Birds

Updated: Sep 4

British Birds, Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1968, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Uncredited


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


British Birds Box Front With Title Card
British Birds Box Front With Title Card

There are 8 sets of 5 cards. The sets each have a letter from A-H. Sets A-D are land birds, sets E-H are water birds. There are also 4 Owl cards.


British Birds Cards A1 - B4: Robin, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Linnet, Common Redstart, Wren, House Martin, Blue Tit and Tree Creeper

Robin, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Linnet, Common Redstart, Wren, House Martin, Blue Tit and Tree Creeper


British Birds Cards B5 - D3: Goldcrest, Cuckoo, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Jay, Capercaillie, Peregrine & Magpie

Goldcrest, Cuckoo, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Jay, Capercaillie, Peregrine & Magpie


British Birds Cards D4 - F2: Wood Pigeon, Kite, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Warbler, Snow Bunting, Ringed Plover, Dipper & Curlew Sandpiper

Wood Pigeon, Kite, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Warbler, Snow Bunting, Ringed Plover, Dipper & Curlew Sandpiper


British Birds Cards F3 - H1: Turnstone, Dunlin, Little Crake, Little Bittern, Spotted Redshank, Woodcock, Water Rail, Common Tern & Oyster Catcher

Turnstone, Dunlin, Little Crake, Little Bittern, Spotted Redshank, Woodcock, Water Rail, Common Tern, Oyster Catcher


British Birds Cards H2 - H5: Pink-Footed Goose, Curlew, Avocet, Heron & 4 Tawny Owl cards.

Pink-Footed Goose, Curlew, Avocet, Heron & 4 Tawny Owl cards.



First published in 1968 this popular game was still on sale well into the 2010's. The last version was by Gibsons and renamed British Wild Birds. This and all the Gibsons' Pepys games will be covered in their own entries shortly.





Game & Version Details




​ British Birds - Card Back



​ British Birds - Rules Front



British Birds - Rules Back


Games Advertised:

Wild Flower Sevens

Wild Life



British Birds - Box Back



​ British Birds - Box Top



​ British Birds - Box Side Left



​ British Birds - Box Base


Envelope Style Base



British Birds​ - Box Side Right



​ British Birds - Box Back With Flap

​Another pack with some variations noted.



​ British Birds - Rules Front




British Birds - Rules Back


Games Advertised:

Wild Flower Sevens

Spell



British Birds​ - Box Sides



​ British Birds - Box Base


Flat Tuck Base