The interactive Googlemap below can be used to explore the recording area and includes pins to locate key sites for watching birds in the area; the LDV sites are marked with blue pins. This is work in progress, more sites will be added over the coming months.
The YOC Recording Area runs from Tadcaster in the west to Malton in the east, from Ampleforth in the north to Selby in the south. It covers 1500 square kms (or 579 square miles). The area covers the same 15 hectads (10-km squares) as the BTO’s Yorkshire (York) Region: SE53 to SE57, SE63 to SE67 and SE73 to SE77.
North: Ampleforth, on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors
South: Just beyond the town of Selby, on the River Wharfe
East: Malton and Garrowby Hill, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds
West: Just west of the towns of Easingwold in the north and Sherburn in Elmet in the south
The area covers wetlands (the Lower Derwent Valley), deciduous woodland (Hambleton and Howardian Hills), coniferous woodland (Yearsley and Ampleforth), lakes (Castle Howard and Heslington East) and the large agricultural areas of the vales of York and Pickering.