Taking part in BirdTrack is easy and fun. You simply provide some information about yourself, the sites where you go birdwatching, when you go birdwatching and most importantly, the birds you identify! BirdTrack allows you to store all of your bird records in a safe, easily accessible and interactive format.
To participate in BirdTrack you need to do the following:
- Go birdwatching and note all the species that you see.
- Go to the BTO website and sign-up for BirdTrack. If you have taken part in any other online survey organised by the BTO then please use your existing username and password.
- Enter the location of your chosen site(s) or select from a popular site.
- Enter the date and time of your visit and the site you visited.
- Record the species you saw or heard on your visit.
We hope that you will have great fun participating in BirdTrack and that you will return to the website frequently to enter more data and to find out what's happening in your area and around the country. All these results will be updated every night throughout the year. In addition to viewing national and regional summaries you will be able to view all of your own information and to compare it with the regional figures.
Although BirdTrack is not a structured survey, the BTO's health and safety information for volunteer fieldworkers contains relevant advice.
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