How to Register

How to register as a WeBS Online counter

To ensure the integrity of the WeBS data it is important that we should know who our observers are and that we should be able to contact them if we have any queries about their records. We will also use email to circulate any important announcements or information about WeBS Online.

To take part in WeBS Onlineyou will therefore need to register as a counter. This involves entering your name, address and e-mail address. When you register, you will need to choose a password. You only need to register ONCE. If you have already contributed to BirdTrack, BBS or any other online surveys organised by the BTO please use the same username and password for WeBS Online. If you forget your password, you can request a password reminder. If you are already registered with BTO online surveys you will be asked to complete a reduced version of the registration form when you set up WeBS Online.

Advice on how to obtain a free email address

Advice on choosing a user name and password

You will probably want to select the option that allows you to be identified automatically each time you return to the WeBS Online website. This option places a small file (called a cookie) on your computer that allows the WeBS website to identify you automatically if you return to it from the same PC. If you prefer not to use this system then you will need to use your user id and password to login each time you return to the WeBS website to enter data or to view your own results.

Whichever login method you choose we strongly recommend that you keep a written record of your user id and password in a safe place. Please write down your password in a way that is not obvious or accessible. We want to be sure that your records do come from you so please don't share your user id and password with others. Your registration and user id will apply to WeBS Online and to other online projects organised by the BTO that you participate in now or choose to join in the future.

In order to register for WeBS Online you will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions for the use of the BTO website and to the BTO's privacy statement that explains how we safeguard your personal data.We also ask you to agree to receive email communications about BTO surveys. Once you have reviewed the relevant statements, and are happy with them, simply check the box at the bottom of the registration form.

Once you have chosen a username please contact the WeBS Office webs [at] with your username and the site you wish to count.  We will send you further instructions on how to activate your WeBS Online access, during this process you will be asked to read and agree to the WeBS Online Terms and Conditions.