Wednesday Website of the Week No.6 – Birdtrack

The Wednesday Website of the Week focuses on a fantastic service run by the BTO: Birdtrack

Birdtrack is a quick and easy way of making records of the birds you see while out spotting. This data is incredibly useful as it can help scientists see how populations are responding to changes in climate, habitat etc, which can in turn lead to better-informed conservation programmes, and better allocation of resources. So it’s an easy way for you to aid conservation in this country.

It also provides a handy guide to what has been seen near you recently, which can be helpful if you aren’t sure about an ID you’ve made.

There are also all manner of in-depth reports there too, which can be a great read (some of which I’ve previously linked to).

Birdtrack is a partnership project, which you can read more about here.

I actually use the Birdtrack app more than I use the website, as it’s incredibly convenient. If you have an android smartphone, I’d strongly suggest you download it. It’s free!

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