During the months when migration is at its peak, the BirdTrack Migration Blog will predict which species you may see in the coming week and where best to look for migrant birds.
It might be that cold northerlies put the brakes on any movement, or that high pressure over the continent unlocks one of the largest movements of the season - keep up to date here so you know when and where to see these well-travelled visitors.
An archive of older Migration Blog posts is still available.
BirdTrack migration blog (end of October to mid November)
Even as we reach the beginning of November, autumn migration is still very evident. Birds continue to arrive in the UK from more northerly regions to spend the next few months here in our warmer...
03 Nov 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (27 October–2 November)
Storm Babet battered much of the country at the end of last week, bringing high winds, torrential rain and flooding to many areas. These same high winds did produce a good number of seabirds along...
27 Oct 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (20–26 October)
With a chill to the morning air, bushes laden with fruit, and the rich colours of autumn leaves, October is a feast for the senses – and as the autumnal equinox recedes, migration takes on a...
20 Oct 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (1–7 September)
With September rapidly approaching, migration has picked up speed as the nights begin to shorten and the mornings take on an autumnal air.
01 Sep 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (25–31 August)
The previous week undoubtedly showed that autumn migration is well underway, and that you don’t necessarily need to travel to a prime migration site to experience it.
25 Aug 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (11–17 August)
The pace of migration in late summer is greatly reduced compared to the spring, but that doesn’t mean birds aren’t on the move. Late summer has a habit of producing some very rare species, and...
11 Aug 2023
BirdTrack migration blog (mid-December - mid-January)
With plummeting temperatures across Britain and Ireland, there is little doubt that winter has arrived - and although the main migration periods are over for this year, the recent...
14 Dec 2022