BirdTrack

BirdTrack is a free and flexible way of storing your bird records online. Whether you are a casual birdwatcher or a serious lister, BirdTrack is a great system and an excellent tool for keeping an eye on what others have been seeing around the country.

Stake your claim to your BirdTrack patch and see how your records develop over months and years - and how your rank against others improves. Seen an interesting species whilst on the move? BirdTrack is great for casual records as well.

Visit the dynamic BirdTrack homepage to learn more.

EuroBirdPortal

3 Jun 2015
Swallow by Margaret Holland

The EuroBirdPortal (EBP) project and its demo viewer launched on Friday 5 June in Brussels as part of Green Week 2015, the annual conference on European environment policy organised by the European Commission.

The EBP project is a new initiative of the European Bird Census Council through which European on-line bird recording schemes will collaborate to research European-wide seasonal distributional changes, migratory patterns and migration timing of  birds, and to understand how these patterns are changing over time. EBP data for Britain and Ireland come from BirdTrack.

Gabriel Gargallo, EBP Project Coordinator, commented, "The EBP project will allow a better knowledge of the patterns of bird distribution in space and time across Europe and help to properly address several issues of high concern in relation to bird conservation."

Cetti's Warbler

13 May 2015
Cetti's Warbler by Edwyn Anderton

Cetti's Warblers have undergone a huge range expansion over the last 3 decades, only slightly put back by the recent sequence of cold winters. The indications are that since then, numbers are increasing again, with perhaps more than 2,000 territories in southern Britain. However, where they are now commonplace, some key sites are not receiving regular counts, leading to underestimates of numbers.

Like all species on the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) list, please add a breeding code for any Cetti's Warblers recorded in breeding habitat. For tips on what to record, please download the RBBP's advice on recording breeding evidence and rare breeding birds using BirdTrack [PDF].

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