A major new survey will take place across the UK to develop a clearer picture of where our birds are living. The survey, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are looking for volunteers to survey a part of the UK in summer and winter which will go to build the new Atlas of British Birds
While you need to have some knowledge of birds, you don't need to be an expert on everything you might see.
There are two ways you can help, offering the chance for everyone to get involved.
Firstly you can simply record whatever birds you see, whenever you see them, wherever they are. These are called Roving Records and it is the simplest way you can help.
Secondly you can sign up to undertake a Timed Tetrad Visit. This method is a little more rigid as you will be undertaking a commitment to visit a 1km grid square 4 times per year, for 1-2 hours in each visit. It is essential that you are sure you can do this as the 1km square you choose will be allocated just to you.
You need to register with the BTO to carry out the survey. Full details are on the BTO Bird Atlas website.
It is recommended that you read all the details of the surveys before you register.