Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

The Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC) is a not-for-profit partnership initiative housed at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust which provides a central reference point for environmental information on species, sites, habitats and geology in Wiltshire and Swindon.  

Find out more about us or support our work with a donation


Recent Sightings

Swallow, Darin Smith/ WWT

We have recently received the first record of the year of Swallows - Hirundo rustica. Three were spotted flying over arable fields near Beckhampton on 10th April.

Don't forget to tell us what you see!  

Find out about other wildlife you can see now 


Website Volunteer Needed!

Spiders web, Steve Day/ WWT

We are creating a new website for the WSBRC so we can demonstrate and promote our work more effectively to a wide audience. To help achieve this we are looking for an enthusiastic website volunteer who can assist with tasks ranging from writing copy to helping shape the website. The post will also involve setting up our social media communications.


County Recorders Report for 2013 is now Available

Recorder’s Visit  2013 Wallmead Farm, Tisbury, © M Satinet

The annual Country Recorder’s report for 2013 has been completed and is now available to download. Along with the County Recorder’s reports, covering groups from birds to beetles and bryophytes, there are reports covering a year at the WSBRC. Download the report, or find out more about Wiltshire’s County Recorders  


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Recent Updates

Wiltshire Mammal group - latest newsletter and mammal of the month 11/04/2014

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in April 28/03/2014

ID Guide - Spring butterflies 28/03/2014

Site Focus - North Meadow NNR 28/03/2014

Recording Forms - Updated  excel recording forms 21/02/2014




Asian Hornet NNSS

Have you seen this invader?

15 Apr 2014

The Asian Hornet, sometimes known as the Yellow-legged Hornet, is a large wasp which is poised to invade Britain. If it gains a foothold it will be bad for honey bees, native insects and pose a threat to human health.

Polecat WWT/Darin Smith

Take part in the National Polecat Survey

2 Apr 2014

Over the past several years public records of Otter sightings have revealed the recovery of Otters across most of Wiltshire. The Vincent Wildlife Trust is now launching a public appeal for the same kind of information to record the population recovery of another UK native mammal, the Polecat.

Box Bug Gill Cardy

Rare Bugs not Bothered by Busy Town

10 Mar 2014

Last August a new species was found in Wiltshire which had not been recorded in the county before. The species was a rare squash bug called a Box Bug, so called because until recently it was thought to feed only on Box.

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