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a summary of features as at April 2007

BirdGuides offers 4 news services to birdwatchers:

  • Bird News Extra - The latest bird news, data archives and articles via our website
  • Bird News Anywhere - Access to our sites and sightings database via a mobile phone
  • Bird Text Alert - SMS text messages to your mobile phone to alert you of sightings that interest you
  • Email Alert – emails to your computer to alert you of sightings that interest you

Discounts are available if you subscribe to more than one service. Click here for prices (or to subscribe).

There are also some facilities on our website that are available free of charge, as shown in the following table.

For a further explanation of many of these features, either click on the item directly or take a look at the Bird News Extra free tour at www.birdguides.com/birdnews/freetour.

Email Alert is described at http://www.birdguides.com/emailalert.

Bird Text Alert is described at http://www.birdguides.com/birdtextalert.

Bird News Anywhere is described at http://www.birdguides.com/anywhere.

As you can see there are some facilities that are available free of charge but only to readers who register with us. Registration is completely free - all you have to do is go to http://www.birdguides.com/register and tell us your email address and your chosen password via an online form. Once we've confirmed your email address (by automatic return email) you'll be able to log in to access to the additional features listed.

BNE: Bird News Extra
BTA: Bird Text Alert
EA: Email Alert
BNA: Bird News Anywhere

Facility Unregistered Registered (free) BNE subscribers BTA EA BNA
Access articles about birds and birding Yes (some articles) Yes (some articles) Yes (all 700+ articles)
View a weekly review of UK and Irish bird news No Yes (in our free weekly newsletter) Yes, with photos
View a weekly review of UK and Irish bird news with photos No No Yes
View a list of all today's bird sightings No Yes (limited) Yes (full) Yes
View a map of all today's bird sightings No Yes (limited) Yes (full)
Access our archive of over 28000 bird photos, searchable by species Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access illustrations, a map, photos and text for each British species Yes (limited) Yes (limited) Yes (full)
Access illustrations, a map, photos and text for most European species Yes (limited) Yes (limited) Yes (full)
Access to county pages Yes (limited) Yes (limited) Yes (full)
Access our noticeboard Yes Yes Yes
Access our events diary Yes Yes Yes
Contribute to our noticeboard No Yes Yes
Contribute to our events diary No Yes Yes
View a list of all yesterday's bird sightings No No Yes (click Prev Day on daily page) Yes
View a map of all yesterday's bird sightings No No Yes, with links to more detail
Look up all the reported sightings in any county (since November 2000) No No Yes Yes
Look up all the reported sightings of any species (since November 2000) No No Yes Yes
Look up the history of any bird No No Yes Yes
Look up all recent sightings within x km of any location in UK No No Yes Yes
Look up all reported UK and Irish sightings on any past date (since November 2000) No No Yes
Access to details of over 9000 bird sites in the British Isles Yes (limited) Yes (limited) Yes (full) Yes
Look up every accepted sighting of every rarity in the UK and Ireland ever No No Yes
Easy access to maps of over 8000 UK birding sites Yes Yes (via county pages) Yes (via county pages and site pages)
Show the daily sightings sorted by county, species or rarity No No Yes (click column headings on daily page)
Filter the daily sightings to only show what interests you No No Yes (click Web Filter on daily page)
Look up how, when and where to see the best species in each county No No Yes (via county pages and site pages)
Look up details of every rarity ever seen in any county No No Yes
Receive an email whenever there is news that interests you No No No Yes
Receive an email once a day, summarising today's news No No No Yes
Receive a message to your mobile phone whenever there is news that interests you No No No Yes

The information in this article was believed correct at the time of writing. BirdGuides accepts no responsibility for errors, or for any consequences of acting on information in the article. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily shared by BirdGuides Ltd.

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