All your wildlife records are important, whether they are of common species or a county rarity. We need your records to build an up-to-date picture of what’s happening to species in Wiltshire and Swindon. If you have already sent us records, thank you very much.
These records are made available to others for many different purposes such as development control and planning, land management and nature conservation work. They are also provided to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway
There are four essentials to remember in order to provide us with really useful records:
- What is the precise species - give the scientific (Latin) and/or English name (if there is one).
- Where did you see it - give a precise location and a six figure grid reference.
- When did you see it - day, month, year.
- Who saw it - give a name. If you did not identify it, also give us the determiner’s name.
How to send us your records
There are a number of ways you can send us your records, these are:
- Online - Our preferred option is for records to be submitted using Living Record. It is an easy way to submit all your records directly to the WSBRC and designated verifiers.
- Electronic recording form - Using an electronic recording form is a quick and easy way to submit a number of records using a simple spreadsheet. Email it back to Records@wiltshirewildlife.org
Printable forms - You can also download a printable recording form for recording at a site or to simply write down any individual species sightings you make. Then ideally you would add your records to Living Record or our spreadsheet for submission - if you cannot do this for any reason please post your forms back to us.
By sending your records to the WSBRC you are agreeing to these records being compiled and used in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. In addition your contact information will be shared with our County Recorders and other designated verifiers who may contact you directly if there are any queries with your records.
If you have non-Wiltshire records you can submit them directly to the relevant Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs) or equivalent organisations throughout the UK.
Do you need help with identifying what you saw? Get in touch with the County Recorders. They are a network of species experts who will be able to help with identification of a particular sighting.