BirdTrack 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.5 • 10 Ratings
    • Free



BirdTrack is a tool designed by birders that makes it easy to log what you see wherever you go birdwatching. Once you have set up a free BirdTrack account at, you’ll be able to upload your observations to the global database, allowing you to make comparisons with your own and other birders’ records. At the same time, your data will be available for use in research and conservation at the local, national and global scale.


- Log your bird sightings from anywhere in the world.

- Offline mapping and observation recording, enabling use in places with no data connection.

- Existing BirdTrack users can access the same set of personalised places on both the web and mobile devices.

- Simple +/-/circa buttons to easily add and modify species counts during your birding visit.

- Optional sighting details including breeding evidence, remarkable and sensitive record settings.

- Seldom-recorded species, high counts and out-of-season sightings flagged during verification to alert you to possible data entry errors.

- ‘Targets’ feature to show the most-recorded species that you’ve yet to log this year or ever.

Register for a free BirdTrack account at

Developed by the British Trust for Ornithology, on behalf of the BirdTrack partnership.

What’s New

Version 3.2.8

Improved location accuracy
Places can now be organised by distance relative to self
Various UI Improvements & Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Goldcrest123 ,

could be improved

This app is ok for recording birds on the go especially if you've already set up sites online. However, it would be great if the app let you use OS grid references e.g. to pin point a species, like if it as nesting or favouring a field. I would prefer that to latitude & longitude.

BoxingBirder ,

Citizen Science at its best!!

I have been using BirdTrack over many years now, as a BTO member & volunteer.

The App is simple to use, automatically detecting locations, which can be saved, and accessed from the desktop web version, to analyse, amend and/or download.

Input requires only a few characters to select the species, ie, Gull will list the gull species. Numbers seen can also be entered, together with c ~ circa or + ~ plus, suffix.

Additional info may also be added, breeding, behaviours, sexes, migration/flyover etc.

The best thing about this App is that it contributes to citizen science, helping to populate the BTO Bird Atlas, used consider environmental impacts of planning applications & and the data has also been used by prosecution in wildlife crime.

I cannot recommend this App strongly enough. It should be used by all birders; whether a seasoned ‘twitcher’, a generalist, or someone who only observes the birds in their own garden. This App is a must for All Birders, regardless of level. I wished I could have used this App earlier!!

Looking forward to the update that allows input of reptiles, amphibians & butterflies.

Lux Ranae ,

Not as bad as all that.

Once you get used to it. It’s generally fine.
- You always have to create lists but you can just have one spices a list.
- The location works perfectly fine for me and it quick to set, particularly if you are at the location.
- Spices are east to select.
One issue, is it’s a shame it doesn’t give the lists you’ve done by days, just gives the whole list of spices by either lifers or year which isn’t very useful for looking back over.
In terms of look it’s a bit basic and not that slick; however, that’s not an actual issue.
I’d defo recommend it. Just stick with it as it’s not that intuitive, but once you get passed that it’s easy birding.

App Privacy

The developer, BTO, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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