Maps & reports

The wealth of data that your BirdTrack records provide gives us various insights into bird distributions and movements throughout Britain and Ireland. Reports have been grouped as described below; click on the heading to view the reports (or use the main menu options directly).

Species by location

It is quick and easy to find out which birds can be found in your area, at a local nature reserve, or for somewhere you are planning to visit. Display a species checklist for a location, either selected from a list of nature reserves, from any point on a map, or from a postcode or grid reference. You can view records from all year round, individual months, or breeding or wintering seasons.

Further visualisations

For more visualisations, please see the global data entry portal (log-in required). 

Using BirdTrack outputs and data

The information presented in Maps & Reports is liable to change, as observers can amend their records at any time. In addition, although we believe all data are entered by observers in good faith, County Bird Recorders, Bird Club records committees and the BirdTrack Organiser do check and validate the records on a continual basis, and correct any errors that are identified. This process takes time and may cause subsequent changes to the information displayed in Maps & Reports on a particular day.

All the Maps & Reports pages are subject to copyright so please email copyright [at] to request permission if you wish to reproduce any of the graphs, maps or tables.

We encourage the use of BirdTrack raw data for research, conservation and educational purposes and will often be able to supply more detailed and complete information than is available on the website on request.

Data obtained directly from this website may not be used for commercial, research or any other funded work without formal written permission from the BTO.

Useful links: 

Information from the BirdTrack website should be cited as follows:

BTO/RSPB/BirdWatch Ireland/SOC/WOS/BirdLife International 20xx. BirdTrack. Available at: (accessed Month 20xx).