Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

Enquiry Services

A key function of the WSBRC is to provide biological information to a variety of users. These might be local authorities, statutory agencies, environmental consultants, landowners, voluntary organisations and members of the public.

The WSBRC provides products and services including data searches, production of species distribution maps, habitat mapping, data analysis or interpretation and MapInfo GIS and data management training.

Many of these services are provided via service level agreements with partner organisations that support the core aims of the WSBRC. We are more than happy to discuss new long-term agreements or the provision of ad hoc professional services with potential clients at any time.

By carrying out these and other paid professional services, the WSBRC can continue to provide a variety of free information and support services to volunteer recorders and the general public. General enquiries on wildlife matters are answered free of charge by our Wildlife Information Volunteers.

Data Searches

The information provided on protected and otherwise notable species, notified sites and priority habitats allows decision makers and other users a clearer picture of the wildlife interest of an area. WSBRC cannot advise users on the best course of action based on this information though – this advice should be sought from local authority ecologists, Natural England or other ecological advisers. Find out more about our data search service 

Wildlife Information

The WSBRC provides a wildlife information service on behalf of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust which is supported by volunteers. Its aim is to help the public find answers to their general wildlife questions and point them in the right direction for more information. Find out about the wildlife information service

Data search map with habitats, WSBRC


Long Tailed Tit feeding on peanuts, WSBRC Darin Smith