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Welcome to the new-look Birdata homepage!

Just like the birds, Birdata has moulted into some bright new plumage. But not only does our homepage now look different, we’ve added some new information and user-friendly functions too. You can still access the familiar Birdata functions via the tabs at the top of the page, so hopefully things shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

Here’s the highlights, from the top of the page down:

  • Big,  clickable buttons to get you straight into submitting new records, viewing your older sightings or exploring the entire database.  
  • A suite of news items – including stories drawn straight from the data, highlights about new programs or new conservation initiatives, stories of great first encounters and new birding spots, tips and tricks to get the most out of Birdata, and some answers to some common ID questions. 
  • Survey stats from across the country, including top observers from your area. When you are logged in, you’ll be able to see an overview of your survey statistics as well, like what your life and year lists are sitting at. 
  • Live reporting on featured species – showing how some of our most-loved birds are tracking based upon up-to-the-minute data.


The photos are thanks to the skilful members of the BirdLife Photography group. The data displayed comes straight from your valuable Birdata sightings, and the stories have been compiled by our staff and volunteers. Any feedback, or suggestions for additional features, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at