Do you have photos that can be used for the Bird Atlas?

Anyone interested in contributing photos to the Bird Atlas?

Here's some information from an email that I received from Dawn Balmer and Simon Gillings of the BTO that gives links for more details: 
We've recently added a new page to the Bird Atlas website and you can find this by clicking the 'Atlas Photos Needed' link on the homepage at www/

The direct link is

We are asking for photos of birds to be submitted for possible use in the Bird Atlas book. There are several ways to submit records, one of them is via the Flickr website - see

We have almost 300 [now over 2,000] photos shared with the Atlas group. We can then contact the photographer and arrange for high-res photos to be submitted. There are some good ones coming in.

Atlas records in BirdTrack Explore My Records

A slightly belated Happy New Year to you all.

Here's a message about the availability of your Atlas records in BirdTrack from Dawn Balmer, the Atlas Coordinator.

The BTO IT team have managed to incorporate Atlas records in the BirdTrack 'Explore My Records' (EMR) tool! Individuals can now explore, graph, map and download their Atlas records just as they can their BirdTrack ones, using the BirdTrack system. The default setting in the EMR 'Project' filter is 'BirdTrack & Atlas' but you can also opt to access records from one of the two projects in isolation.

This exciting development represents a big step forward in the integration of the online projects. More importantly in the immediately post-(national)Atlas fieldwork period, it offers Atlasers a wide range of new ways to interact with their own records. I would urge you to have a look at BirdTrack EMR (particularly those of you who have - up until now - primarily submitted your records through the Atlas system.

There's a screenshot of, and plug for, this new system on the BirdTrack homepage