Previous atlases

Previous BTO/BirdWatch Ireland/SOC Atlases have been THE source of information on the distribution and abundance of British and Irish birds. Prior to Bird Atlas 2007–11, three atlases had been produced:

Breeding Atlas I
- Fieldwork 1968–72
Sharrock, J.T.R. (1976) The atlas of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland. T. & A.D. Poyser
Winter Atlas
- Fieldwork 1981/82–83/84
Lack, P.C. (1986) The atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T. & A.D. Poyser
Breeding Atlas II
- Fieldwork 1988–91
Gibbons, D.W., Reid, J.B. & Chapman, R.A. (1993) The new atlas of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland: 1988-1991. T. & A.D. Poyser