02/05/2014
Share 

Millionth bird sighting for BirdGuides

8490e85f-d8de-4af5-85b2-f39cc27ed64e
Black Tern was the species reported in the millionth BirdGuides sighting. Photo: Omar Runolfsson (commons.wikimeida.org).
Black Tern was the species reported in the millionth BirdGuides sighting. Photo: Omar Runolfsson (commons.wikimeida.org).
Bird news service BirdGuides has now processed its millionth sighting since the company began – and it was sent in by a Birdwatch employee.

Britain's premier rare news service was all set to announce its millionth sighting via its text alerts and website, and everyone  in the shared Birdwatch/BirdGuides office was waiting to see what that report would be. The phone rang, and it was Ian Lycett, birding on his day off over King George V Reservoir, Greater London. This serendipitous sighting involved a Black Tern on the south basin of the reservoir (plus a good count of 24 Arctic Terns through). So, not the mega we all had our fingers crossed for ...




In honour of this milestone, BirdGuides is running a Twitter competition throughout the entire long weekend. Go to the @Birdguides Twitter account and retweet the recurring competition message and post your own bird news, and you could win book and equipment prizes worth £100.
Content continues after advertisements