BirdTrack: Explore My Records

BirdTrack  is the online tool for recording sightings throughout the year.  It enables recorders to log a wealth of information about observations, including location, date, time, species, count, activity, grid reference, breeding evidence and more.

Now, BTO has launched a great new facility that gives observers many more ways to search and analyse their records. Explore My Records provides tools like a location map that displays all records from each site, improved listing features and a redesigned download option giving easy access to all aspects of your sightings, including any Optional Details.

All this data can be exported in spreadsheet format, opening the possibility of further manipulation and import into other software packages such as MapMate.


Migrants Continue to Arrive

European nightjar, Ventotene, Italy. 02-05-2010.
European nightjar, Ventotene, Italy. 02-05-2010. by ecologyweb, on Flickr

May is the month when a number of our late migrants arrive.

We were fortunate enough to connect with one of these species this weekend. Nightjars typically arrive in Glamorgan in mid May, and may be found churring and performing they courtship flights at dusk in our upland conifer plantations.

Spotted Flycatchers are another of the late arrivers.  Sadly, they are in decline and are no longer a common sight in our parks and woodlands.

You can find out more about migration and species arrival times by viewing Birdtrack maps and reports.

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