Fieldfare by Teresa Reynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0 (

On Wednesday 8 May 2019, upload of a batch of bird data from the East Lothian Council Ranger Service pushed the total number of species records on TWIC’s Recorder 6 database to 2,750,337. The 2,750,000th record was for a flock of Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris, so no individual bird can take all the credit! Similarly, we are grateful to all the recorders and organisations who continue to share their data with TWIC and help us provide high quality, objective and independent wildlife information. Every record is of value and the total value greater than the sum of its parts.