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.

Global data entry arrives

1 Apr 2014

Many of you have told us that you want to use BirdTrack to record the birds you’ve seen overseas alongside your British and Irish records. Now, with BirdTrack’s global data entry tool, you can do just that! This exciting development enables you to add records from birdwatching trips anywhere in the world, simultaneously providing a way for your European records to contribute to the second European Breeding Bird Atlas.

We've also taken the opportunity to make it even easier to add records through the online system and to introduce polygon, path and point site-drawing options. Discover more about the new tools and how you can help make BirdTrack even better!

March migration update

23 Mar 2014
Chiffchaff reporting rate

In stark contrast to the second half of March 2013, mild weather this March has seen a flurry of activity in the natural world. Signs of spring have included many butterflies on the wing, including Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock alongside the classic early-emerging species: Brimstone.

Migrant birds have been arriving too. Chiffchaff is already featuring on more than 30% of complete lists submitted to BirdTrack and the reporting rate has been climbing about a week ahead of the historical average. The first wave of Little Ringed Plover and Wheatear have arrived. There's been a smattering of Garganey records and a Sedge Warbler has already appeared in southeast England. Perhaps more surprisingly, Yellow Wagtails were recorded at several locations in the second and third weeks of March and a Garden Warbler, a species typically arriving in mid April, was photographed (in a garden - also unusual!) in southern England. For more updates about what's arriving and what is expected soon, check out the BTO's Migration Blog.