BTO provides a discussion forum for volunteers, through a platform called Discourse. The forum is intended to provide a space for volunteers to discuss topics of interest, ask for help or advice from the wider community, provide updates on how the season is going and so on. It is important to note that this forum will not be used to disseminate essential updates from the Ringing & Nest Recording Team as we cannot ensure that all volunteers will access the platform regularly; these will continue to be disseminated via email.
Making the most of BirdTrack data
We have been working to produce useful summaries for bird reports using data from the millions of annual BirdTrack records.
Sustainability and citizen science: estimating the carbon footprint of the Breeding Bird Survey
BTO Data Scientist Simon Gillings explores the results of BTO's investigation into the carbon footprint of biodiversity monitoring.