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Presented By British Trust for Ornithology
Goal Help researchers investigate migration of birds.
Task Store and manage your birdwatching records
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

BirdTrack is a free, online and smartphone-based recording tool for birdwatchers to store and manage their own records from anywhere in the world. Everyone with an interest in birds can get involved by recording when and where they watched birds then completing a list of the species seen and heard during the trip.

Exciting real-time outputs are generated by BirdTrack, including species reporting rate graphs and animated maps of sightings, all freely-available online. The data collected are used by researchers to investigate migration movements and distributions of birds and to support species conservation at local, national and international scales.

BirdTrack is year-round and ongoing, making it an ideal project for getting children enthused about birds and migration. Teachers are encouraged to add their school grounds as a BirdTrack site then help their students to record the birds they see and hear.

The success of BirdTrack relies on YOU. Get started today!

How to Join

To join, you will need to register at

Step-by-step instructions on how to participate are available at

Project Timing year-round
Social Media
Special Skills basic bird ID
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, In snow or rain, In the car, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags android, app, bird, birding, bird migration, bird recording, birds, birds of conservation concern, birdwatching, bird watching, citizen science, dragonflies, ipad, iphone, ireland, mammals, migrant birds, migration phenology, united kingdom
Project Updated 05/23/2018