Other taxa in BirdTrack
Both Mammals and Dragonflies are a popular order of insects among birdwatchers. They occur at many birding sites, are relatively conspicuous, and can usually be identified fairly easily (with patience and practice!). Many have a close relationship with certain bird species, as anyone who has watched a Hobby hunt dragonflies will testify.
Just as records of birds are both of interest to the observer and of value for conservation, so are records mammals amd dragonflies (and other taxa). For these reasons – and with so many birdwatchers noticing and identifying these other taxa – we have made it possible to record both these taxa in BirdTrack. Working with the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) we have added extra details to make even better use of the records submitted. Dragonfly records entered in BirdTrack are passed on to the BDS, so there is no need to submit records directly to the BDS as well. The BDS website contains more information about what happens to dragonfly records after they have been submitted to BirdTrack.
You can also find out much more about dragonflies on the BDS website.
To find out how to add records of both mammals and Dragonflies in Birdtrack click here and scroll down the page.
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BTO Conference 2020
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