Record your sightings
Use the form below to tell us the birds you’ve spotted. Then we can upload your sightings on our dedicated map. We can all use this to learn more about which songbirds are being spotted, and WHERE!
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Head back here later to see your sightings uploaded to our map below very soon!
What3Birds Plot sightings
The campaign is supported by the location technology platform, what3words, which lets people use 3 commonly-used words to describe 3m² locations. (It’s much more precise than postcodes or 6 figure grid references!)
**Safety note: Home sightings are safe to share with us, and will be entered into our anonymous database: No names or personal details will be recorded on the ‘plot’ map, or shared with anybody or or any organisation. To protect your privacy, please don’t share what3words addresses from your home or garden on social media. We recommend sharing your ‘spots’ when in a park, field or public space instead.
To find your what3words address:
1) click the yellow button to visit the what3words website in a new window. 2) click the search box (where it says daring.lion.race) in that new window to search for a town or postcode near to your location to recentre the map. 3) Zoom in to find your location and click the map to select. 4) 3 new words will show up in the search box - this is the location to copy. 5) Use the copy button next to the new 3 words. 6) return to this window to paste that into the form.
*** Map - updating your sightings. We will manually add your sightings to our map. This will usually happen once each 24 hours, but may take a day or two longer during busy periods. Click the map button to see the full map in a new window. Bookmark the page to remember where to come back to in order to see your sightings plotted.