Wildlife records are incredibly 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. These records are brought together and made widely available for many different purposes such as development control and planning, land management and nature conservation work.
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 at least 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 submit your records
There are a couple of different ways you can send us your records, these are:
- Online – submit records using either Living Record or iRecord.
- Electronic recording form – Using one of our simple spreadsheets is a great way to submit a number of records. Choose from our standard recording form or the detailed recording form. Once complete, email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
By sending your records to WSBRC you are agreeing to these records being compiled and used in accordance with its role as a Local Environmental Records Centre.
In addition your contact information will be shared with our County Recorders and other designated verifiers to enable them to contact you directly if there are any queries with your records.