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.
Migration blog (24th – 30th September)
No sooner had I pressed the button to publish the last migration blog, the weather forecast for the week changed completely – the expected easterlies were replaced by westerlies and as a...
24 Sep 2021
Migration blog (27th August – 2nd September)
With autumn almost upon us, migration during the last week moved up a gear with numbers of common migrants and the ocassional scarce species seen across Britian and Ireland.
27 Aug 2021
Migration blog (30th April – 6th May)
Another week dominated by cool weather was interjected by a spell of lighter winds at the start of the week that provided a scattering of common and scarce migrants, mainly along the south...
29 Apr 2021
Migration blog (23rd – 29th April)
Spring migration has so far been a slow and steady affair, and with the weather being dominated by clear skies and northerly winds it has meant reports of some species have been much lower...
23 Apr 2021
Migration Blog (mid-December – mid-January)
BirdTrack organiser, Scott Mayson, and Media Manager, Paul Stancliffe, reveal what species have been on the move during the last month and what we can expect over the month ahead.
16 Dec 2020