Read the news first with RBA Online

With a subscription to the RBA Web Service you get the best birdnews service online plus much more.  Our experienced and dedicated team ensure that all the latest bird news is updated constantly updated throughout the day 365 days a year - providing what has been independently acclaimed as the best service on the web.  All the great additional features of the website are described below.

 

At a glance, what's included in a subscription to RBA Online
 
  Subscribers 1 day free trial Registered users
News reports Y Y  
Site maps Y Y  
Filter features Y Y  
NewsMap Lite Y Y Y
NewsMap Y Y  
NewsMap Plus Y Y  
Daily summaries Y Y Y
Articles Y Y  
Birding lists Y Y  
Photo Galleries Y Y Y
Submit sightings Y Y Y
       
 
 
 
How much does it cost?

Below you will find the standard costs for all of our services.  From time to time we have special offers but you will need to be registered in order to see these, if you are not registered this is a very simple process and should only take a minute or two. Click here to register

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RBA ONLINE - birdnews on the web Info

Cost

12 month subscription
 
49.99
     
3 months subscription
 
13.50
 
     
2 day free trial ---
     
     
SMS service - FirstAlert    
12 month subscription
Includes first 10 texts free
49.99
     
1 month subscription 9.99
     
Free trial - 1 day ---
     
Text credit top-up - 100 texts 11.99
     
Text credit top-up - 200 texts (220 for price of 200) 23.98
     
     
Combined services - RBA Online + First Alert    
12 month subscription
Includes first 10 texts free

 
On offer 74.99
usually 99.99
     
1 day free trial ---
     
     
 
What you get - in detail

News reports

Our news reports are clear and concise showing you every species reported, and the site, county and region to which the news relates.  Other useful features are the time the bird was present, the time we sent the message, click-able grid references that link to maps, photos of the bird from our gallery plus a whole lot more...

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Site maps

Every site has a link to detailed online Ordnance Survey maps so you can see where the bird is as well as print out the map to take with you in case you don't have a hard copy already!

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Filter Features
Run reports for specific locations, species, rarity level etc etc.  Look up historical data and sightings.

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NewsMap Lite
In association with Surfbirds, see basic details of all rarities and scarcities clearly displayed on Google Maps.  Zoom in and see aerial photos of tremendous quality so you can 'gen up' on the site before going to see the bird, and show the road details too.

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NewsMap
This subscriber-only version has more features than NewsMap Lite and you get access to all the news in detail.  Clicking on the icon reveals a wealth of extra information including all the uncommon birds as well as the rarer birds, when the message was updated , the time the birds were present as well as photos of the birds if we have any.  This version runs within virtually any standard internet browser and does not require a high spec computer or broadband to run and there is no special download required.

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NewsMap Plus

The top of the range NewsMap this subscriber-only version utilises Google's 3D mapping software, Google Earth.  Unlike any other birdnews online service, NewsMap Plus constantly updates itself with the very latest breaking birdnews every few minutes, meaning that you will always know what is around with minimal effort.  With NewsMap Plus you can also get driving directions to the site.  To get the most from NewsMap Plus your computer needs to be fairly new and you need download the Google Earth software from Google, which is a free download.



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Daily summaries
A plain English account of the day's main news and highlights and includes animated weather charts from the Met Office.

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Articles
Various articles concerning rare and scarce birds, including rarity reviews and press releases.

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Birding lists
Downloadable lists from the BOU and the UK400club.

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Photos galleries
Photos of the latest rare and scarce birds from Britain and Ireland



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Submit sighting
Submit your own birdnews sightings easily online.

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