One of the key benefits of Bird News Extra is the ability to view all the reports we've ever published about a particular bird – in effect a "history" of the bird. Every sighting we report has a corresponding "details page", accessible via the button, that provides this information. If you're thinking of going to look at a bird, this will give you a good idea of when and where it's been seen, and how likely you are to catch up with it.
Details pages also include additional useful content:
Thumbnail images of any photographs we've received of the bird (with links to larger versions)
First and last dates (as far as we know them)
Links to related reports (e.g. other reports of the same species)
Links to related historical reports (to help you put the bird in context – just how rare is it?)
Brief site details (with grid reference, nearest postcode, a link to a map and to more information if we have it)
A list of recent and nearby rarities that you might also try for
Links allowing you to post updates, make comments or ask questions about the bird
Print off the Details page, and a copy of the online map, before you leave and we hope you'll have all the information you need for a successful birding trip.
Details pages are only available to Bird News Extra subscribers. However to give you a better idea, we make one notable bird available to everybody each week. Our current "Bird of the Week" is: