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Amphibian & Reptile Conservation: Add an adder

This is a project being run by Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC) aiming to collect information about the adder across Britain. We are looking at both new and old records, observations and…

Scope:
Adders in Britain including the Black Adder
Taxonomy:
Reptile
Habitat:
Grassland, Woodland,
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust – Natterjacks in Cumbria

In the last 100 years, the UK has lost 75% of its natterjack toad breeding sites. Of those remaining, 50% can be found in Cumbria making this county the UK’s…

Scope:
Natterjack toads
Taxonomy:
Amphibian
Habitat:
Coastal and heathland
Country:
England
Region:
Cumbria

Ancient Tree Hunt

The Ancient Tree Hunt: contribute to The Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) which is a living database of ancient trees. In 2011 over 100,000 hand-oicked trees had been recorded across the…

Scope:
"The term ‘ancient tree’ encompasses: - Trees of interest biologically, aesthetically or culturally because of their great age - Trees in the ancient or third and final stage of their life - Trees that are the old relative to others of the same species" Ancient trees are classified depending on their size and age. Ancient trees include Oak, Beech, Scots Pine, Rowan, Birch, Hawthorn, Cedar of Lebanon, Field Maple, Sweet chestnut and Ash
Taxonomy:
Vascular plants?
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Aquatic Heteroptera Recording Scheme

Scope:
Water bugs
Taxonomy:
Aquatic insects

Association of Local Environment Record Centres (ALERC)

Formed in 2009, ALERC is an association between Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs) in Great Britain.  The Association aims to provide a central voice for the views and concerns of…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Atomariinae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Atomariine beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Auchenorrhyncha Recording Scheme

The Auchenorrhyncha are part of the Hemiptera ('true bugs') and include insects commonly referred to as leafhoppers, planthoppers, froghoppers, treehoppers and cicadas. Almost 400 species have been recorded in Britain…

Scope:
Auchenorrhyncha are part of the Hemiptera ('true bugs') and include insects commonly referred to as leafhoppers, planthoppers, froghoppers, treehoppers and cicadas.
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Balfour-Browne Club

The current objectives of the Club are 1. promote the study of aquatic Coleoptera on as wide a base as possible. 2. encourage networking between wetland coleopterists by means of…

Scope:
Aquatic beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Bat Conservation- Big Bat Map

The Big Bat Map has been created by the Bat Conservation Trust to help you explore the world of bats all around us. Bats are amazing unique wildlife on your doorstep…

Scope:
Bats
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial and coastal mammal (as seen on the bat map sightings can be reported from sea)
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Bat Conservation Trust- Field Survey

Why not use your bat detecting skills to help us monitor summer activity of our bat populations? By taking part in this survey you can help us find out how…

Scope:
noctule, serotine, common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Bat Conservation Trust- Nathusius’ pipistrelle survey

Nathusius' pipistrelle is considered rare in the UK but may simply be under-recorded. It is often found at large waterbodies, particularly during its autumn migration period. Why not join in…

Scope:
Nathusius' pipistrelle
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Bat Conservation Trust- Roost Count

Do you know of a bat roost near you, or do you have bats roosting on your property? Help us monitor how different bat species are faring across the UK…

Scope:
At present we are able to produce Roost Count trends for common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, serotine, Natterer's bat, brown long-eared bat, lesser horseshoe bat and greater horseshoe bat as they often roost in buildings, making them easier to monitor.
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Bat Conservation Trust – Sunset / Sunrise Survey

Keen to get involved in bat monitoring? This survey is ideal for you if you don't have previous bat-surveying experience, and it helps us to identify new roosts. It is…

Scope:
Bats
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal

Bat Conservation Trust- Waterway Survey

Keen to try out your bat detecting skills? Why not try out this survey monitoring activity of Daubenton's bats along a waterway near you? The survey method is straightforward and…

Scope:
Daubenton's bats 
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Bat Conservation Trust- Woodland Survey

Surveyors are asked to walk a 60-70 minute transect in a woodland of their choice. All species are recorded, with particular focus on the rare barbastelle bat. Ideally the woodland…

Scope:
Bats
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Woodland

Bees Wasps & Ant Recording Society

BWARS is the national society dedicated to studying and recording bees, wasps & ants (aculeate Hymenoptera) in Britain & Ireland.

Scope:
Bees, Wasps and Ants
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers,
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Beetles and beetle recording in Great Britain

If you are interested in a particular group of beetles, there are 16 beetle recording schemes to choose from. Some of these schemes have their own web pages with more…

Scope:
Beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers,
Country:
Great Britain
Region:
Great Britain

Big School’s Birdwatch

For the past 14 years, we've been asking young people to count the birds in their school grounds, helping create a 'snapshot' picture of bird numbers in the UK. We…

Scope:
Birds
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Big Seaweed Search

Explore the UK coastline and record the living seaweeds you find to help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species.

Scope:
Seaweed
Taxonomy:
Algae
Habitat:
Coastal, Marine
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

BioBlitz

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland,

Bird Track

BirdTrack is an exciting project that looks at migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. BirdTrack provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal…

Scope:
Birds
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Black Squirrel Project

The aim of this research project is to gather data on the geographical range of the grey and black squirrel in the British Isles. This data may help explain why…

Scope:
Black squirrel, red squirrel and grey squirrel
Taxonomy:
Mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland is for everyone who is interested in the flora of Britain and Ireland. We welcome both professional and amateur members. The society is…

Scope:
Vascular plants
Taxonomy:
Vascular plants and Stoneworts
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers,
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) is the central repository for biodiversity and geodiversity data for the ’West of England’ area: the same area as the former county of Avon.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
England
Region:
North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset.

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre- How Green is my alley?

As part of the 2015 Bristol European Green Capital initiative, we are organising a survey of Bristol’s alleys. Alleys provide a habitat for a surprising variety of wildlife, often in…

Scope:
Wildlife in towns and gardens
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK wide
Region:
Bristol

British Bryological Society

The British Bryological Society exists to promote the study of mosses and liverworts. With a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording and research projects, an international…

Scope:
Mosses & liverworts
Taxonomy:
Mosses & liverworts
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Bugs including Terrestrial Heteroptera Recording Scheme and Psylloidea Recording Scheme

Scope:
Plant bugs & allied species
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Dragonfly Monitoring Scheme

It is hoped that the British Dragonfly Monitoring Scheme will yield counts from a large number of sites to provide national population indices.

Scope:
Dragonfly
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland, Wetland, Streams and Rivers and Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Dragonfly Society

Your records are essential to the work of the British Dragonfly Society. They provide much of the scientific basis for our knowledge, helping us to find out where and when…

Scope:
Dragonfly
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland, Wetland, Streams and Rivers and Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Dragonfly Society, Migrant Dragonfly Project

The Migrant Dragonfly Project was established in the mid 1990's as a means to improve our understanding of the details of, and reasons for, dragonfly migration. Recent results have indicated…

Scope:
Dragonflies & damselflies
Habitat:
All
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Isles Neuropterida Recording Scheme

Welcome the Lacewings and Allies Recording Scheme. This site aims to provide information, images and identification aids for the 82 species within the orders: Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Mecoptera which…

Scope:
Lacewings, scorpion-flies, snake-flies and allies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

British Lichen Society

The British Lichen Society welcomes all who are interested in lichens, whether you are a complete beginner or someone with a life-time’s experience of lichenology. Throughout the world, but with…

Scope:
Lichens
Taxonomy:
Lichens
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Mycological Society

The British Mycological Society is a Registered Charity (No 276503) open to all who are interested in promoting and learning about the exciting world of fungi. It has member sections…

Scope:
Fungi
Taxonomy:
Fungi
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers,
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Myriapod and Isopod Group

British Myriapod & Isopod Group aims to actively develop identification, training and recording relevant to improving the knowledge and conservation of centipedes, millipedes, pauropods & symphylans (the Myriapoda) and woodlice & waterlice (the…

Scope:
Woodlice, Centipedes, Millipedes, Waterlice
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

British Natural History Museum- Urban Tree Survey

The aim of our urban tree survey is to collect information about the trees growing in towns and cities across the UK, including what and where they are. We need…

Scope:
Trees in urban areas
Taxonomy:
Tree
Habitat:
Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

British Phycological Society

Welcome to the British Phycological Society's Website. The Society, a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the…

Scope:
Algae e.g. seaweed.
Taxonomy:
Algae
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal and Marine
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

British Trust for Ornithology

Through the efforts of volunteers participating in British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) surveys, the bird populations of the British Isles have been monitored more effectively and for longer than those…

Scope:
Birds
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
All
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Bruchidae & Chrysomelidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Leaf-and seed-beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Heronries Census

Scope:
Heronries are the places where Grey Herons, Little Egrets and sometimes other waterbirds gather to nest.
Taxonomy:
Birds
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers.
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – House Martin Survey

We need to discover more about House Martins to help us identify why they are declining and provide scientific evidence to help inform policy decisions that could reverse the declines.…

Scope:
House martin
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Nest Box Challenge

To get the most out of putting up your nest box, take part in Nest Box Challenge and help us to monitor the breeding success of birds in Britain's green…

Scope:
Bird Nests
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland,
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Nest Record Scheme

Scope:
Bird Nest's
Taxonomy:
Bird

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Peregrine survey

Peregrine survey to record the number of occupied territories in the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. We will compare our findings with surveys from 1961, 1971, 1981,…

Scope:
Peregrine
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – The ‘What’s Up?’ project

The 'What's Up?' project aims to address this problem by working with a range of audiences to increase biological recording in upland habitats. We need your help to make this…

Scope:
Birds in upland habitats
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Heathland and Grassland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Wales Chat Survey

For more information: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/chat

Scope:
Commonly referred to as chats, Stonechat, Whinchat and Wheatear are small, predominately ground-nesting members of the thrush family
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Heathland and Grassland
Country:
Wales
Region:
Wales

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) /GWCT- Woodcock Survey

The first breeding Woodcock Survey was undertaken in 2003 (PDF) estimated a breeding population of 78,000 males in Britain. Thus providing a baseline against which to assess future population change.…

Scope:
Woodcock is the only species of wading bird in Britain and Ireland that is adapted to breed in woodland, both broad-leaved and coniferous.
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Buglife- Scottish Glow worm survey

Buglife are asking you to submit your Glow worm sightings to help us map their distribution. Glow worms appear to be widely distributed in the UK, with records from the…

Scope:
Glow worms
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Woodland, Heathland, Grassland, Farmland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

Buglife- Scottish Seashell Survey

The Scottish Seashell Survey is a fun way to learn about the natural world, while helping to collect useful information about the species that live around our coasts. The Scottish…

Scope:
Seashells
Habitat:
Coastal and Marine
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

Buglife- The Giant oak aphid hunt

It’s the world’s largest aphid, fiercely guarded by ants and milked like a dairy cow. Now the Giant oak aphid needs your help. This new survey will help us to…

Scope:
The Giant oak aphid (Stomaphis quercus) is one of almost 600 aphid species in Britain and is the largest of them all.
Taxonomy:
Tree
Habitat:
Woodland
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Bee Walk

BeeWalk is a national recording scheme to monitor the abundance of bumblebees across the UK.  The survey would be impossible without volunteers like you, who identify and count the bumblebees…

Scope:
Bumblebee
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Bumblebee Conservation Trust- Bee Watch

Scope:
Bumbleebee
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland, Woodland

Butterfly Conservation- Big Butterfly Count

The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest…

Scope:
Butterflies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Butterfly Conservation: Butterflies for the New Millennium

Scope:
Butterflies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Heathland, Woodland, Towns and Gardens
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Capturing our Coast (Co-Coast)

Taxonomy:
Marine taxa
Country:
England, Wales, Scotland
Region:
England, Wales, Scotland

Calliphoridae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Blow flies

Centre for Environmental Data and Recording

On the CEDaR webpage you can submit a single record or set of records online by selecting the relevant category for the recording e.g. dragonflies, pine marten and 'Invaders of…

Scope:
Accepts all species including invasive species, butterflies, moths, mammals and amphibians and reptiles
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Northern Ireland and its costal waters
Region:
Northern Ireland and its coastal waters

Cerambycidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Longhorn beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect

Cladocera Interest Group

The Cladocera Interest Group is an informal alliance of naturalists with an interest in the orders of micro - crustacean which are often conveniently referred to as Cladocera or Water…

Scope:
Water fleas
Taxonomy:
Crusteacen
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Cofnod – the Local Environmental Records Centre for North Wales

Cofnod is one of four Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs) in Wales and forms part of the first national network of LERCs anywhere in the UK. Our name, which means…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Wales
Region:
Wales

Cold-blooded and Spineless

North Pennines Survey Project 2015 - 2019: Cold-blooded and Spineless is an ambitious and exciting North Pennines AONB Partnership project which aims to record and celebrate invertebrates in the area.…

Scope:
Insects, snails, worms and more
Taxonomy:
Invertebrates
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers and Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
North Pennines, Northern England

Collembola Recording Scheme

Scope:
Springtails
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

About us Founded in 1876 the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland is one of the oldest existing societies devoted to the study of molluscs. The society:- publishes a…

Scope:
Marine and non-marine molluscs
Habitat:
Marine, Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Conker Tree Science

From 2010 we have been inviting people to take part in real science to discover more about conker tree health by taking part in our missions. From 2014 we have…

Scope:
Horse-chestnut ('conker') trees
Taxonomy:
Deciduous tree
Habitat:
Farmland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland

Crambidae & Pyralidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Grass & pyralid moths

Crayfish Recording Scheme

Scope:
Crayfish
Taxonomy:
Crustacean

Culicoides (biting midges) Recording Scheme

Database & Atlas of Freshwater Fishes

A collated information source on the distribution of all freshwater and estuarine fish species for Britain. The data are derived from a variety of sources and as such were collected…

Taxonomy:
Freshwater fish
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Dermestidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Hide, larder and carpet beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect

Dipterists Forum- The Society for the study of flies (Diptera)

Entomologists who specialise in these insects are "dipterists". In 1993, a group of people who wanted to find out more about every aspect of their lives, including the habitats they…

Scope:
Flies including; Anthomyidd flies, Chironomid flies, Chloropid flies, Conopid, lonchopterid & picture-winged flies, Craneflies, Meniscus midges, Fruit flies, Emphid and dolichopodid flies, Fungus gnats, Soliderflies, horseflies, robberflies, snipleflies, stilletto-flies, bee-flies and allies, Pipunculid flies, Snail killing flies, Sepsid flies, Stilt and stalk flies, Hoverflies, Tachinid flies, Tephritid flies
Taxonomy:
Insect

Dumfries and Galloway Biological Records Centre

The Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre (DGERC) is hosted by Southern Uplands Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. The Centre aims to further the appreciation, understanding and protection of…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Dumfries and Galloway

Earthworm Society of Britain

The Earthworm Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland aims to promote and support scientific research so that earthworms and their environment can be better understood. Through its work the…

Scope:
Earth worms
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Elateroidea Recording Scheme

Scope:
Click beetles and allies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland

Falkirk Museum

Country:
Scotland

Fife Nature Records Centre

The Kingdom of Fife is full of natural beauty. Fife covers an area of over 1300 square kilometres, which is bound to the north by the Firth of Tay and…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Fife

Flying Ant Survey

Flying ants often seem to appear on the same day in different locations in the UK – flying ant day. Ants aerate soil, help to cycle nutrients, improve garden fertility…

Scope:
Flying ant
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Freshwater Flatworm Recording Scheme

Scope:
Freshwater flatworms
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers

Freshwater Habitats Trust- Pond Net

PondNet is an exciting new national volunteer survey to collect information about trends in pond quality and pond species, including rare plants and animals. PondNet is the first habitat-based volunteer survey network of its…

Scope:
Pond species ranging from newts, water beetles and reeds.
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Wetland, streams and rivers.
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Froglife’s Dragon Finder

Dragon Finder aims to increase the knowledge of amphibian and reptile populations and to increase public awareness of their extinction crisis. Dragon Finder is designed to involve local communities in…

Scope:
Including frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards
Taxonomy:
Amphibian and Reptiles
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland, Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers.
Country:
UK wide
Region:
London, Scotland, River Nene

Fungus Conservation Trust

As an organisation we serve local groups but the Trust is based on individual membership for anyone who wants to explore the world of fungi whether on their own or…

Scope:
Fungi
Taxonomy:
Fungi
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers,
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Gelechiid Recording Scheme

The Gelechiid Recording Scheme covers the 161 species in the family Gelechiidae (comprising 54 genera) recorded in the British Isles. It also, following common practise within recently published books, includes…

Scope:
Gelechiid moths
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Uplands
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust- The last hedgehog in Gloucestershire?

The last hedgehog in Gloucestershire? Hedgehogs used to be a familiar and well-loved visitor to our gardens, but with a startling 95% decline since the 1950's, and a continued decline…

Scope:
Hedgehog
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
Gloucestershire

Ground Beetle Recording Scheme

The Ground Beetle Recording Scheme was set up under the auspices of the Biological Records Centre, CEH Monks Wood, in 1971. It has sought to collate existing data on Carabid…

Scope:
Ground Beetle
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Harlequin Ladybird Survey

There are 46 species of ladybird present in the UK and the recent arrival of the Harlequin ladybird has the potential to jeopardise many of these species

Scope:
Harlequin Ladybird Survey
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Established in 1994, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is a registered charity that has pioneered practical, locally-based education and monitoring programmes on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in…

Scope:
Marine Wildlife including whale, dolphin and porpoise species, in addition to basking sharks and seals
Taxonomy:
Marine mammals and Marine Fish
Habitat:
Marine, Coastal
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Hebrides

Highland Biodiversity

This is the website of the Highland Biodiversity Partnership, and it will be updated on a weekly basis by the Highland Council Biodiversity Officers Jonathan Willet and Janet Bromham (contact…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Marine.
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Highland

Highland Biological Recording Group

The Highland Biological Recording Group was established in 1986 to:stimulate public interest and involvement in biological recording; collect data on Highland wildlife through surveys; publish the results in an annual…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Highland Council local authority area, which extends from the north coast of Scotland to Lochaber and the Cairngorms and includes Skye and the Small Isles.

Hypogean Crustacea Recording Scheme

The hypogean (subterranean) Crustacea recording scheme is a small scheme dealing with the subterranean macro-Crustacea found in the groundwater and aquatic cave habitats of the British Isles, including Ireland. The scheme…

Scope:
subterranean macro-Crustacea
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal and Marinethe subterranean macro-Crustacea found in the groundwater and aquatic cave habitats
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Incurvarioidea Recording Scheme

Scope:
Longhorn moths and allies

Islay Natural History Trust Wildlife Information Centre

The Trust runs the Natural History Centre in Port Charlotte, Islay on the ground floor of an old whisky bond close to the beach in the village of Port Charlotte. where displays…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Islay

Leaf-mining Moth Recording Scheme

This site is the result of an on-going project, set up to photograph and record all the leaf mining fauna which occur in Britain. Use has been made of SLR…

Scope:
Beetles, Sawflies, Moths and Flies.
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Dundee

Little Owl Project

The UK's Little Owl population is rapidly declining. We want to help change this. So, we're launching this project, which is dedicated to UK Little Owl research and conservation. We’re…

Scope:
Owl
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Lorn Natural History Group

Our aim is to enjoy, study, conserve and promote awareness of natural history on the Isle of Seil and the surrounding area of Lorn. We organise field trips in all…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Isle of Seil and the surrounding area of Lorn.

Mammal Society- Harvest Mouse Survey

The Harvest Mouse is Britain’s smallest rodent, weighing just 4-8g and just 5cm in length, meaning it can be very difficult to spot in the wild. Their elusive and largely…

Scope:
Harvest mouse
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial mammals
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland
Country:
England
Region:
Currently six South East counties of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight,

Mammal Society- Mammal Watch South East (MaWSE)

Scope:
Mammals including seals, bats and rodents
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial and aquatic mammals
Habitat:
All
Country:
England
Region:
six South East counties of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight,

Mammal Society- National Mammal Atlas

Mammals are difficult to record, resulting in patchy, out of date information and a lack of current data to tell us where mammals are or how well they're doing, which…

Scope:
Mammals which include hedgehogs and squirrels
Taxonomy:
Mammal
Habitat:
All
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Marine Conservation Society

MCS is interested in hearing about your sightings of a number of different marine species - basking sharks, marine turtles and jellyfish in UK and Irish waters.

Scope:
Different marine species - basking sharks, marine turtles and jellyfish
Habitat:
Coastal, Marine
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Mitten crab

Chinese mitten crabs are officially listed as one of the World's 100 worst invasive species. They can cause damage to fishing gear and river banks, block intake screens, modify natural…

Scope:
Chinese mitten crabs Eriocheir sinensis
Taxonomy:
Crustacean
Habitat:
Coastal, Marine
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Mosquito Recording Scheme

All records collected through the Mosquito Recording Scheme are taken from specimens submitted by the public and identified at the Health Protection Agency or the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health…

Scope:
Mosquitos
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK Wide

Moth Night

Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Scope:
Moths
Taxonomy:
Insect
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

National Amphibian & Reptile Recording Scheme

The NARRS scheme brings existing surveys for our rarer species together with volunteer-based surveys to collect data on more widespread amphibians and reptiles. There is growing concern that even our…

Scope:
The UK's reptiles and amphibians including the grass snake, adder and the Great Crested Newt.
Taxonomy:
Amphibian and Reptiles
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

National Barkfly Recording Scheme (Britain and Ireland)

The Psocoptera (outdoor species)/barkflies recording scheme was started in 2006 with the primary aim of building up as full a picture as possible of the distribution of the species in…

Scope:
Barkflies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

National Bat Monitoring Programme

Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. While some species have started to show signs of recovery in recent years, bats still face many threats…

Scope:
Bats
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial and Coastal Mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Wetland, streams and rivers and Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

National Moth Recording Scheme

Launched in 2007, the National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS) brings together sightings (records) of all macro-moths (larger moths) across the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It is hoped…

Scope:
Moths
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
UK wide and Isle of Man and Channel Island
Region:
UK wide and Isle of Man and Channel Island

National Plant Monitoring scheme

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is a new habitat-based plant monitoring scheme. The aim is to collect data to provide an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and…

Scope:
Plants
Taxonomy:
Vascular Plants
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Nature Spot – Recording the Wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland.

'Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland'. Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on…

Scope:
All animal, plants and fungi
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland, Wetland, Streams and Rivers and Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
Leicestershire and Rutland

New Forest Smooth Snake Survey

ARC are proud to announce the start of a brand new volunteer based project for 2015 entitled ‘The New Forest Smooth Snake Survey’ (NF-SSS…). The aim of the project is…

Scope:
Smooth snake (Britain's rarest reptile)
Taxonomy:
Reptile
Habitat:
Heathland
Country:
England
Region:
New Forest

Non-native Species

Everyone can provide useful biological records of non-native species, and with the development of online recording sites and smartphone apps it is now easier than ever. Non-native species records help…

Scope:
Non-native species which include the American bull frog and Giant Hogweed
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Norfolk Bat Survey

Scope:
Bats
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial and coastal mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
Norfolk (and parts of Suffolk)

Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service 

Following the great work undertaken by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, through their 'Natural Connections' public surveys, NBIS has continued the same spirit of public engagement. NBIS has now held several public…

Scope:
All species ranging from glow worms to heather!
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
England
Region:
Norfolk

North East Cetacean project

The North East Cetacean Project (NECP) is a new initiative which aims to generate up-to-date information on the status of cetaceans (the collective name for dolphins and whales) off the…

Scope:
Cetacean's including the White beaked dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and Minke Whale
Taxonomy:
Cetacean
Habitat:
Coastal and Marine
Country:
England/ Scotland Border
Region:
Northumberland coastline and beyond.

North East Scotland Biological Records Centre

Every record is important. While rare species may be more exciting to find, it is very important to record common species too. All records help to build up a more…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park

North Lanarkshire Biological Records Centre

Country:
Scotland
Region:
North Lanarkshire

Oestridae Study Group

The study group covers the family Oestridae of which there are probably only 9 extant species in Britain, and possibly even fewer in Ireland. The initial aim of the study group is…

Scope:
Warble-flies and bots

Oil Beetle Survey (Oil Beetle Hunt)

There are five species of oil beetles in the UK, the Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus), the Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus), the Short-necked oil beetle (Meloe brevicollis), the Rugged…

Scope:
The five species of Oil Beetle found in the UK; Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus), the Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus), the Short-necked oil beetle (Meloe brevicollis), the Rugged oil beetle (Meloe rugosus) and the Mediterranean oil beetle (Meloe mediterraneus).
Taxonomy:
Insect
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

OPAL Surveys

OPAL is running surveys across the UK to learn more about the state of our environment, and we’d like everyone to get involved. The surveys explore the health of our…

Scope:
The surveys explore the health of our soils and trees, the quality of our air and water, the distribution of invertebrates, and the importance of hedges.
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Variety of categories depending on chosen survey
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

OPAL: Bugs Count

Do you know what bugs are living near you? Take part in Bugs Count and discover the incredible variety of invertebrates that make their home around us. Find as many…

Scope:
Insects including bees, slugs and butterflies
Taxonomy:
Invertebrates (insects + slugs)
Habitat:
Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens

OPAL: Hedge Biodiversity Survey

Take part in the OPAL Biodiversity Survey and uncover the diverse range of wildlife in our hedges. You’ll contribute to valuable research and learn more about the importance of hedges…

Scope:
Hedge wildlife
Taxonomy:
Includes small mammals, invertebrates
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Towns and Gardens,

OPAL: New Zeland Flat worm survey

The New Zzeland Flatworm was introduced into the UK in the 1960's and feeds on earthworms. We need your help to find out how far this flatworm has spread and…

Scope:
New Zeland Flat Worm
Taxonomy:
Inverebrates
Habitat:
New Zealand flatworms are usually found under pieces of wood, stone or polythene or lying on bare earth

Orchid Observers

Part of: 'The Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers to help researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.'…

Scope:
The UK's orchids
Taxonomy:
Plant
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Orkney Biodiversity Records Centre

Orkney Wildlife Information & Records Centre contains a wealth of wildlife information suitable for private study, environmental assessments, planning applications, student projects or development proposals.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Orkeny

Orthocerous Weevils Recording Scheme

Scope:
Orthocerous weevils

Orthoptera and allied insects

Grasshoppers and Related Insects Recording Scheme of Britain and Ireland; Grasshoppers and Crickets with Earwigs, Cockroaches, Stick Insects and Mantids. A summary of surveys, records and maps can be found…

Scope:
Orthoptera insects which include crickets and grasshoppers.
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Outer Hebrides Biological Recording

We already know a great deal about the birds and plants of the islands, in comparison our knowledge of most of the invertebrates, and fungi is very limited. If you…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Outer Hebrides

Parasitic Wasps Recording Scheme

Scope:
Parasitic wasps

People’s trust for endangered species- National Hedgehog Survey

Together we are trying to find out: The presence / absence of hedgehogs in rural habitats across England and Wales using footprint-tunnels. The importance of different factors such as habitat…

Scope:
Hedgehog
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Country:
England and Wales
Region:
England and Wales

People’s trust for endangered species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society – Hedgehog Street

Hedgehog Street is a campaign aimed at ensuring the hedgehog, the UK's only spiny mammal, remains a common and familiar part of British life. We know hedgehogs are in trouble.…

Scope:
Hedgehog
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

People’s trust for endangered species- Great Stag Hunt

Stag beetles are one of the most spectacular looking insects in Britain, named because the male’s large jaws look just like the antlers of a stag. As well as being…

Scope:
Stag beetle (an endangered species of beetle that has become extinct in many parts of the UK)
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Woodland, Farmland, Grassland, Towns and Gardens, Plantations and Orchard
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

People’s trust for endangered species- Living with mammals

Each spring we need your help to find out how our wild animals use the urban environment and the green spaces within it

Scope:
Mammals such as badgers and foxes
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial mammals
Habitat:
Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

People’s trust for endangered species- Mammals on roads

A nationwide survey of mammal sightings along single-carriage roads. Add your sightings to help us find out crucial information about the status of our wildlife.

Scope:
Mammals including rabbits and deer
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal

People’s Trust for Endangered Species Surveys

Our gardens and parks can seem pretty thin on wildlife and our countryside assumed to be rich. But the facts may prove otherwise, and this is where you come in.…

Scope:
Ranging from the stag beetle, hedgehog and the dormouse.
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

People’s trust for endangered species- Traditional Orchard Survey

In order to save our traditional orchards, and the thousands of animals they support, we need to know where they remain and what condition they are in. Together with wildlife…

Scope:
Traditional Orchards
Taxonomy:
Vascular plant
Habitat:
Woodland, Plantation and Orchard
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

People’s trust for endangered species-National Water Vole Monitoring Programme

People’s Trust for Endangered Species is launching the first National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP) across Britain to establish where water voles remain and how many there are. The knowledge gained…

Scope:
Water voles
Taxonomy:
Aquatic mammals
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Perth Museum Biological Records Centre

Plume Moth Recording Scheme

Scope:
Plume moths
Taxonomy:
Insect

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Recording Scheme

The PMNHS has run a recording scheme for its members and any other interested parties, since its inception in 1976. The main rationale behind the scheme comes from: the interest…

Scope:
Marine species
Taxonomy:
All marine species
Habitat:
Coastal and Marine
Country:
British Isles
Region:
Particularly in the North East Atlantic region and the Mediterranean Sea.

Pseudoscorpion Recorders Group

The UK (and Ireland) Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme has been running for a many years originally under the direction of the Records Centre at the former ITE Monks Wood Experimental Station.…

Scope:
Pseudoscorpions are so called because of their superficial resemblance to scorpions. Pseuodoscorpians are a species of spider.
Taxonomy:
Arachnids
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Ptiliidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Ptiliid beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect

Recordpool

The Record Pool is an online recording tool. It collects information on reptiles and amphibians in the UK and to makes it available, locally and nationally, for conservation purposes. The…

Scope:
Including frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards
Taxonomy:
Reptiles and amphibians
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Renfrewshire Biological Records Centre

Country:
Scotland

Riverfly Partnership

Provides a standardised form online for the recording of different species of Riverfly.

Scope:
The Riverfly Partnership interest focuses on three key groups of riverflies: the up-wing flies or mayflies (Ephemeroptera), caddisflies or sedges (Trichoptera) and stoneflies (Plecoptera).
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Royal Horticultural Society

"We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. Our work is driven by our simple love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a…

Scope:
Insects including the lily beetle, the rosemary beetle and the berberis saw fly.
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Variety of categories depending on chosen survey
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Royal Horticultural Society- Berberis sawfly

Berberis sawfly is the only insect likely to defoliate berberis and Mahonia in the UK - help us track its spread.

Scope:
Berberis sawfly
Taxonomy:
Insect

Royal Horticultural Society- Hemerocallis gall midge

This small fly can have a serious effect on the ability of daylilies to produce flowers

Scope:
Hemerocallis gall midge
Taxonomy:
Insect

Royal Horticultural Society- Lily beetle survey

Lily beetle eats the foliage of lilies and fritillaries and can cause serious damage. The RHS is monitoring the spread of this insect and records can be submitted below

Scope:
Lily beetle
Taxonomy:
Insect

Royal Horticultural Society- Rosemary beetle

This beetle eats the foliage and flowers of rosemary, lavender, sage, thyme and some other related plants.

Scope:
Rosemary beetle
Taxonomy:
Insect

RSPB- Swift Survey

We're working with swift groups around the UK. Your information will help our knowledge of swifts so that more nest sites can be provided and protected. Tell us where you…

Scope:
Swifts
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is a project to stop the decline of Scotland’s core red squirrel populations. Working closely with local communities, the project is seeking to improve conditions for…

Scope:
Red squirrel and grey squirrel
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial Mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland and Woodland.
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

Scarabaeoidea Recording Scheme

Scope:
Dung beetles and chafers
Taxonomy:
Insect

Scolytidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Bark beetles

Scottish Aspen

Aspen is generally scarce in Scotland's native woodlands. Largely overlooked until recently, Aspen has been found to support a wide range of animal and plant species not associated with other…

Scope:
Aspen trees
Taxonomy:
Tree
Habitat:
Woodland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

Sealife Survey

Originally part of the MarLIN scheme for marine environmental management, protection and education, the Sealife Survey recording scheme is now run by the Marine Biological Association of the UK. As…

Scope:
All sealife
Habitat:
Marine, Coastal
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Shark Trust- Angler Recording Project

To better understand and manage shark, skate and ray fisheries we need to know as much as possible about their populations and movements. Anglers are uniquely placed to record this…

Scope:
Includes sharks, skates and rays
Taxonomy:
Marine Fish
Habitat:
Marine
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Shark Trust- Basking Sharks

Everyone can get involved in the Basking Shark Project by keeping an eye out for Basking Sharks during the warmer months. Information submitted to the sightings database aids researchers in…

Scope:
Basking shark
Taxonomy:
Marine Fish
Habitat:
Marine
Country:
British Isles
Region:
Some marine areas attract more sharks than others and are known as Basking Shark 'hotspots': Hebrides (Skye), Hebrides (Mull), Isle of Man, Malin Head, Southwest England (Devon, Cornwall, Scilly).

Shark Trust- The Great Eggcase Hunt Project

The Great Eggcase Hunt was established in 2003 and has been engaging the public in hunting for spent shark, skate and ray eggcases along the UK coastline ever since. Thanks to our…

Scope:
Shark, skate and ray eggcases
Habitat:
Coastal, Marine.
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Shark Trust- Undulate Ray Project

As the first round of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) came into being in late 2013, English and UK offshore waters gained 27 new protected areas encompassing some 9,700 sq. km.…

Scope:
Undulate Ray
Habitat:
Marine
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Sheffield Biological Records Centre

SBRC's function is to provide a secure archive for the wildlife and biodiversity records in Sheffield. SBRC delivers a public records service for education, research and conservation and offers a…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
Yorkshire

Shetland Biological Records Centre

Shetland Biological Records Centre (SBRC) was established in 1998 by Shetland Amenity Trust to gather information on Shetland’s biodiversity; to develop an understanding of its importance, and to make it…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Shetland Islands

Shore Thing (The)

To generate records of marine wildlife by facilitating intertidal biological surveys at sites around the British Isles, and to make the results available to all on the Internet. In addition…

Scope:
collect information on rocky sea shore life
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
Marine, Coastal
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Siphonaptera Recording Scheme

Scope:
Fleas

Skye Environmental Centre

Region:
Isle of Skye

Slime Mould Recording Scheme

Taxonomy:
Slime Moulds

Soldier Beetles, Jewel Beetles and Glow-worms Recording Scheme

Taxonomy:
Insect

South Lanarkshire Council

Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme

One of the main aims of the recording schemes is to provide up-to-date data on the distribution of spiders and harvestmen in Britain. The data available on this website have…

Scope:
Spiders including the Daddy Long Legs Spider and False Widow Spider
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

Staphylinidae Recording Scheme

Scope:
Rove beetles
Taxonomy:
Insect

Survey Force

Get hands on with wildlife by joining Survey Force, our volunteer group carrying out wildlife surveys on Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves. Survey Force carries out a wide variety of…

Scope:
Variety of survey categories
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
England
Region:
Warwickshire

Symphyta Recording Scheme

Scope:
Sawflies

Tachinid Recording Scheme

The UK Tachinid Recording Scheme is a non profit-making, volunteer-run organisation, founded in 2000 by Chris Raper & Matt Smith. Primarily we receive records and coordinate the recording effort for…

Scope:
Tachinid flies 
Taxonomy:
Insect
Country:
British Isles
Region:
British Isles

Tenebrionoidea Recording Scheme

Scope:
Darkling beetles

Terrestrial Flatworm Recording Scheme

Scope:
Terrestrial flatworms

The Breeding Bird Survey

The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common breeding birds. It is a national volunteer project aimed at keeping track…

Scope:
Covering all habitat types and monitoring 110 common and widespread breeding birds using a randomised site selection.
Taxonomy:
Bird and mammals during core BBS counts. Butterflies and moths as optional extra, requiring separate visits to the 1-km BBS square, and contributing to the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS).
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland, Coastal
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

The Local Recorders’ Network – Scotland’s Bird Club

The network of recording birds in Scotland (called the Local Recorders’ Network) was established by the SOC in 1968. The Club acts as the umbrella organisation for ornithological recording in…

Scope:
Birds for example Harlequin Ducks and Red Grouse
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland, Coastal, Marine
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Scotland

The National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP)

We collate and input the records from around 400 dormouse monitoring sites across the UK. The NDMP has been running for the past 25 years and has several hundred trained…

Scope:
Dormouse
Taxonomy:
Mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Woodland, Plantations and orchard
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK wide

The National Pond Monitoring Network (NPMN)

As the National Pond Monitoring Network develops it will enable us to report on the state of the UK’s ponds, and identify ponds of particular importance for biodiversity, to ensure…

Scope:
Pond species ranging from newts, water beetles and reeds.
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Wetland, streams and rivers
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK wide

The Nest Record Scheme

The Nest Record Scheme (NRS) gathers vital information on the breeding success of Britain's birds by asking volunteers to find and follow the progress of individual birds' nests.

Scope:
Individual birds' nests.
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland, Coastal
Country:
Britain
Region:
Britain

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS)

The scheme has monitored changes in the abundance of butterflies throughout the United Kingdom since 1976. Since then, recorders have made around a quarter of a million weekly visits to…

Scope:
Butterflies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Coastal
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

The Welly Zone

Our Welly Zone Volunteers monitor and record wildlife on their local beach by carrying out simple surveys that anyone can do. They act as our eyes and ears along the…

Scope:
Marine and coastal life
Taxonomy:
Marine and coastal life
Habitat:
Coastal and Marine

The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)

If you like birdwatching and would enjoy visiting a wetland site near you once a month in winter, then why not join in the Wetland Bird Survey? The Wetland Bird…

Scope:
Non-breeding waterbirds in the UK
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Wetland - lakes, ponds, reservoirs, gravel pits, estuaries, coastal, marshes, streams and rivers
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

The Wildlife Information Centre for Lothians and Borders

TWIC is the biological records centre for the Lothians and the Scottish Borders that collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife in our area.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Lothians and the Scottish Borders

The Wildlife Information Centre for the Lothians and Borders- Hedgehog Survey

The Wildlife Information Centre's Hedgehog survey aims to gather up-to-date information on the distribution of hedgehogs, Erinaceous europaeus, in the Lothians and Scottish Borders. The hedgehog, Erinaceous europaeus, is listed…

Scope:
Hedgehog
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Lothian and Scottish Borders

The Wildlife Information Centre for the Lothians and Borders- Record a Raptor

Birds of prey are top-predators, feeding on a range of different species. The presence of raptors is therefore usually an indicator of a healthy, functioning ecosystem. Raptors are also important…

Scope:
Raptors which include Red Kites and Kestrels
Taxonomy:
Raptors
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Lothian and Scottish Borders

Tick Recording Scheme

The main aims of the recording scheme are to: promote the surveillance of ticks in Great Britain monitor tick distribution and seasonality on a nationwide scale determine the diversity of…

Scope:
Ticks
Habitat:
Towns and Gardens
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Track a Tree

Track a Tree is looking for volunteer recorders to collect observations of woodland trees and flowering plants during successive springs. Your records will shed light on the seasonal timing of…

Scope:
Trees you can submit to the recording form include Silver birch (Betula pendula) and Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur).
Taxonomy:
Tree
Habitat:
Woodland
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

UK Ladybird Survey

The Ladybird Survey aims to facilitate the recording of all the UK's ladybirds.

Scope:
Different species of ladybird include the Striped ladybird and the Water ladybird.
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland,
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Wakame Watch

Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) is a large species of seaweed originating from the Pacific and is considered by the IUCN Invasive Specialist Group to be one of the 100 'world's worst'…

Scope:
Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) Seaweed
Habitat:
Marine, Coastal
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide

Warwickshire Biological Records Centre (WBRC)

WBRC contains information on species distribution and ecological sites in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull – for which it is the most comprehensive data bank of species and habitat records in…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland,
Country:
England
Region:
Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull 

West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre

We are one of four Local Environmental Records Centres which together serve as a biodiversity data storage and management facility for the whole of Wales.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
Wales
Region:
Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and all of Carmarthenshire

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, run by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, has developed a new Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) method to gauge the changing…

Scope:
Butterflies
Taxonomy:
Insect
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Woodland.
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide

Wild about Glasgow -Glasgow Museum Biological Records Centre

Wild Mull

Wild Mull focuses on conserving and learning about Mull's wildlife and nature. "The isle of Mull, and the smaller isles surrounding it, is fast becoming known as the wildlife capital…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
All
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Mull

Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre is the county’s local environmental records centre. We collect, collate, manage, interpret and make available detailed information on the wildlife, sites, habitats and geology…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers/
Country:
England
Region:
Wiltshire and Swindon

Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

Worcestershire Biological Records Centre (WBRC) is the Local Environmental Records Centre (LERC) for Worcestershire which covers Worcester City, Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Wychavon and Wyre Forest Districts and the Watsonian…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland,
Country:
England
Region:
Worcestershire

Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union

Recording the ever-changing flora and fauna of Yorkshire for over 150 years. We are an association of amateur and professional naturalists covering a wide range of aspects of natural history.…

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Marine.
Country:
England
Region:
Yorkshire

Igoterra

iGoTerra provides globally unique tools and services to record, manage and share wildlife observations, lists, photos and trips.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
All
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Marine.
Country:
UK
Region:
UK Wide

Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme

The Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme collates biological records for 11 related Diptera families.  The information is used to promote enjoyment, study and conservation of the species and their habitats.…

Country:
Great Britain

Heads Up for Harriers

Hen harriers are now one of Britain’s rarest birds of prey, but still with a relative stronghold on Scotland’s heaths and bogs. Illegal persecution, land use changes resulting in loss…

Scope:
Monitoring of breeding and wintering harriers to direct fieldwork and better understand / record known populations
Taxonomy:
Birds
Habitat:
All habitats but mostly moorland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
All regions

Merseyside BioBank

We are the local biodiversity network for wildlife recording in Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and St Helens. Providing a support and resource network for local based recorders and volunteers and targeting…

Scope:
Biodiversity and Geodiversity
Habitat:
All
Country:
England
Region:
North Merseyside

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