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

Great Tit, Nottsexminer @ Flickr.com

Great Tit - Parus major was seen in a back garden foraging for food in a pile of dead leaves, in a Corsham garden, on 2nd February.

Tell us what you see!  

Wildlife Out Now 


County Recorder's Report for 2014

Scarlet Tiger moth, Caroline Ramsey/ WSBRC

The annual Country Recorder’s report for 2014 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


Events at Stonebridge Meadows

Lime Hawk Moth, WSBRC/John Notman

Action for River Kennet have a busy programme of events at Stonebridge Meadows, that are open to everyone.

On Saturday 21st March, from 2pm onwards, come along and help plant a wildlife hedge. Find out more.

Come along to any of the monthly moth nights starting in April. Dates are subject to change if weather conditions aren't favourable, check the ARK Facebook page for updates. 


Big Cats - a naturalising predator?

Big Cat sign, Wiltshire Mammal Group

Come along to a talk on how big cat evidence is gathered, and the implications of these secret predators.

Organised by the Wiltshire Mammal Group the talk takes place on March 19th 7.30pm. To find out more, and book a place, contact the Wiltshire Mammal Group  


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  • Out Now Winter button - correct size


Magnificent Meadows, Plantlife

Magnificent Meadows is now on Facebook

Magnificent Meadows is the UK's largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife.  



Recent Updates

Links - 30/01/2015

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in January 01/01/2015

ID Guide - January, Winter Pine Cones 01/01/2015

Site Focus - Explore Cotswold Water Park 01/01/2015 

Your Wildlife Moments - Hair Ice 29/12/2014




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.

Desmoulins Whorl Snail Gilles San Martin @ Flickr.com

New Mollusc County Recorder

6 Feb 2015

We are very pleased to welcome Paul Wexler as our new County Recorder for Molluscs. Here he tells us about this often overlooked group, and how they are faring in Wiltshire.

ARC Alien species booklet ARC

New Guide to Alien Amphibians and Reptiles

30 Jan 2015

A surprising number of alien, or non-native, amphibian and reptile species are present in the wild in the UK today. There are thought to be as many introduced amphibian and reptile species in the UK as there are native species. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation have released a guide to these alien species.

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