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

Kingfisher, Darin Smith/ WWT

Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis an adult has been spotted along the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes on 11th November.

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Otters – Food for Thought

Otter, Darin SMith/ WWT

On Thursday 20th November, the Wiltshire Mammal Group are hosting a talk on Otters at Lackham College, Chippenham. The talk will be an exploration into the field signs and ecology of Otters, looking at what is fact and what is fiction. Discussing the role of carnivores in our ecosystems and what would happen if we lost them. Find out more, and book a place


Action for River Kennet November Volunteering Programme

River Planting, Barry Craske/ WWT

Action for River Kennet (ARK) have recently released their volunteering programme for November. Tasks range from putting up bird and bat boxes, to riverbank restoration and tree planting.

Find out more about the events, and how to get involved, by downloading the flyer 

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Recent Updates

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in November 30/10/2014

ID Guide - November, snails 30/10/2014

Site Focus - Explore the County's woodlands 30/10/2014

County Recorders - Updated leaflet with contact details 07/10/2014

Your Wildlife Moments - Parent Bug 19/09/2014


Burnt Orchid Rob Large/ WWT

One in Five Plants Are Now Threatened With Extinction

22 Oct 2014

A new report A Vascular Plant Red List for England by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) reveals one in five vascular plant species are threatened with extinction, including the Wiltshire County flower, the Burnt-tip Orchid.

Small Ranunculus Moth Gail Hampshire @Flickr.com

Rare Small Ranunculus Moth Spotted

1 Sep 2014

The Small Ranunculus moth (Hecatera dysodea), which has in recent years reappeared after a period of extinction in the UK, has been recently sighted, outside the WSBRC’s office! Not only was this rare species spotted, at least 20 of the small green caterpillars were counted on one plant, a fantastic sighting.

Down Shieldbug Steve Covey

Rare Bug Rediscovered

19 Aug 2014

After an absence of 30 years, the rare Down Shieldbug (Canthophorus impressus) has been recorded again at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve. Last recorded in 1984, an amazing 14 were found by our County Recorder Steve Covey, during a visit to try and find out if this rare species was on the reserve.

The WSBRC is housed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as a charity. No. 266202
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