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.

Events to look forward to

31 Jul 2015
Birdwatchers

The BirdTrack team will be attending BirdFair 2015 in Rutland 21–23 August. If you have any comments or queries about BirdTrack, or just want to say hello, you can find us in Marquee 3, Stands 36–38 (Birdfair Site Plan – or in PDF form). Along with other BTO staff, we will be leading a series of walks over the weekend.

Now in its third year, the Spurn Migration Festival takes place 4–6 September around Spurn Bird Observatory in East Yorkshire.

Looking a bit further ahead the Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC), one of the BirdTrack partners, will be holding their annual Conference 30 October–1 November in the beautiful surroundings of the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry.

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."

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