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Objective

BirdTrack
This project looks at migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland with the help of citizen science.

Targeted Species & Habitats

BirdTrack

About this project

BirdTrack

Very little is known in general about migration schedules of overwintering birds of the UK and Ireland, and also about the presence of scarce species. This project gathers all possible information through the collaboration of birdwatchers, which can send very useful data for researchers. The scheme is year-round, and ongoing, and anyone with an interest in birds can contribute. Important results produced by BirdTrack include mapping migration (arrivals and departures) timings and monitoring of scarce birds.

Although this project does not focus specifically on marine or coastal birds, some migratory birds, such as the whooper swan, are overwintering visitors to these areas. The project has developped an app to make it easier for collaborators to send data gathered.

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BirdTrack

How can you contribute?

 
Taking part in BirdTrack is easy and fun. You simply provide some information about yourself, the sites where you go birdwatching, when you go birdwatching and most importantly, the birds you identify! BirdTrack uses the proportion of complete lists that include each species to measure the progress of migration and to map the distribution of particular species. At the same time, BirdTrack allows you to store all of your bird records in a safe, easily accessible and interactive format.

To participate in BirdTrack you need to do the following:
  • Read the instructions on this web site (or download the instructions for printing or reading offline if you prefer).
  • Choose at least one site where you will collect records (more can be added later).
  • Go birdwatching and note all the species that you see.
  • Go to the BirdTrack web site and register as a recorder. If you took part in Migration Watch or any other online survey organised by the BTO then please use your existing username and password.
  • Enter the location of your chosen site(s) or select from the drop-down lists.
  • Enter the date and time of your visit and the site that you visited.
  • Check off the species that you saw on the displayed list.

Contact

BirdTrack
British Trust for Ornithology, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Birdwatch Ireland, Scottish Ornithologists' Club and Welsh Ornithological Society
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