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

Red Kite, David Kilbey

Red Kite - Milvus milvus  was spotted flying in Devizes, from the WSBRC office on 20th March.

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County Recorder's Report for 2014

County Recorders report 2014, WSBRC

The annual Country Recorder’s report for 2014 has been completed and is now available to download.

The report brings together updates for 2014 from a range of expert recorders and species recording groups in the county. Highlights include:

  • Several new locations were identified for rare bat species, including a Barbastelle bat found in Devizes
  • There was the first confirmed breeding of the Hairy Dragonfly in the county
  • It was an excellent year for moths. Eight species of micro-moth were
    recorded as new to Wiltshire (either at county or vice county level), one new to south Wiltshire (VC8) was also the first county record of the species for
    120 years!
  • Butterflies also had a very good year overall, with sightings of 10,000 plus Chalkhill blue butterflies at Clearbury Down near Downton

 Download the report, or find out more about Wiltshire’s County Recorders

 


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Recent Updates

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in April 01/04/2015

ID Guide - Spring butterflies 01/04/2015

Site Focus - North Meadow NNR 01/04/2015 

New!

Policies - new page where our policies can be downloaded

Your Wildlife Moments - Spring Woodlands 06/03/2015

Links - 30/01/2015

 


 

Earthworm Gilles San Martin @ Fllickr.com

Dig into the World of Earthworms

27 Mar 2015

The United Nations have declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and the Earthworm Society of Britain are asking everyone to start recording earthworms. Earthworm are an incredibly important aspect of soil health as by churning it up they improve its fertility, which in turn is great news for plants, animals and ultimately us.

Blue Tit Darin Smith/ WWT

The Garden BirdWatch Scheme: 20 years of Citizen Science

24 Mar 2015

This year the Garden BirdWatch Scheme, run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) celebrates its 20th year. In the last 20 years volunteers have contributed an astonishing 7.3 million hours of their time submitting just under 100 million observations.

Leislers bat Jim Mullholland

Wiltshire's First Leisler's Bat Record

16 Feb 2015

A new species has been recorded in Wiltshire for the first time. The Leisler’s bat, a small bat that has long fur around the shoulders and the upper back, giving it a lion’s mane appearance, was radio-tracked to a woodland just north of Ford.


The WSBRC is housed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as a charity. No. 266202
Registered Office: Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NJ. Limited Company No. 730536