WeBS Report Online
The WeBS Report Online interface allows the viewing of the latest and historical data for WeBS Alerts, the Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS) and the Annual WeBS Report.
Each area or tab of the interface returns data available after you select a species or location to filter by.
The WeBS Annual Report is represented in the WeBS online Report interface as two tabs:
Numbers & Trends
This element of the interface complements the summary report by provinding comprehensive recent and historical sites and species data from WeBS Core Counts and supplementary data, in the form of annual maxima, national species totals, national species indices and trends and flagging of important sites. Navigation is by searching for a site ("location") or choosing a species from the drop-down menu.
Low Tide Counts
This element of the interface complements the summary report by giving maps and tables for key species for estuary locations. Navigation is by choosing a site from the drop-down menu and then selecting a species to map.
The Waterbirds in the UK summary reports also contain additional data and interpretation.
The WeBS Alerts report is a periodic report that is part of the BTO research report series. The results of the latest report are represented by the WeBS Alerts tab in the WeBS Online Report interface.
The purpose of Alerts is to indicate the status of waterbirds on two types of protected sites - SPAs (Special Protection Areas) and SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) - that are designated for their waterbird features.
The Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS) is a comprehensive periodic survey of the non-estuarine coast, which covers the part of the coastline less well covered by WeBS counts. This tab includes maps of counts and tables of regional open coast population estimates for the surveys which took place in 1985, 1997/98, 2006/07 and 2015/16. Navigation is by choosing a region from the drop-down menu and then selecting a species to map.
Video Introduction to WeBS Report Online
We have produced a short series of Youtube videos to guide you through different aspects of the WeBS Online Report interface. Watch the introduction video below, or watch one of the other videos available on a specific aspect of the interface.
Frequently asked questions
WeBS Annual Report citation
This report should be cited as: Frost, T.M., Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Robinson, A.E., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. and Balmer, D.E. 2019.Waterbirds in the UK 2017/18: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO, RSPB and JNCC, in association with WWT. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford. http://www.bto.org/volunteer-
WeBS is a partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (the last on behalf of the statutory nature conservation bodies: Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland) in association with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Email: webs [at] bto.org.