Now comes the tricky bits...species means how many species have you seen in total in 2014 on your patch. Not just during the month in question. The points are calculated by our spreadsheet for you. Enter the number it produces (plus Sibe Chiffchaff/non-yellow wag flava scores). This again is cumulative.
The best way to find out your Birdtrack numbers is to go to their website and explore my records filtering for your patch and 2014 and it will generate the number of records and the number of complete lists. This, like the points, is cumulative.
The final part of the form is the only bit that is NOT cumulative. This is highlights and best finds fields. In here we want to hear about the best bits of that particular month. This info feeds into our Bresser & Forest Optic best find post and also the Birdguides monthly review.
We hope this clarifies it all for you!
Mark, Ryan & James