We are pleased to provide links below to a number of documents and publications relating to wildlife recording and the DGERC. All are freely available to website visitors to download. To save each file simply right-click on the relevant link and choose 'Save file as' or 'Save target as' from the menu.

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Resources for wildlife recorders

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Casual Records Form
Simple form for recording any wildlife records
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 256Kb
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Excel Records spreadsheet
Simple spreadsheet for storing wildlife records. Sending in records via spreadsheet allows us to add them to our databse more efficiently.
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Mammal Records Form Adobe Acrobat document PDF 95Kb
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Schools Wildlife Recording Form Adobe Acrobat document PDF 398Kb
Guide to Using Grid References
(available shortly)
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ERC News 1 (autumn 2004) PDF document PDF 1.60Mb
ERC News 2 (spring/summer 2005) PDF document PDF 725Kb
ERC News 3 (winter 2005) PDF document PDF 828Kb
ERC News 4 (summer 2006) PDF document PDF 686Kb
ERC News 5 (winter 2007) PDF document PDF 1.5Mb
ERC News 6 (winter/spring 2007-08) PDF document PDF 1.5Mb
ERC News 7 (winter 2008-09) PDF document PDF 2.5Mb
ERC News 8 (winter 2009-10) PDF document PDF 1.9Mb
ERC News 9 (winter/spring 2011) PDF document PDF 1.55Mb
ERC News 10 (spring 2012) PDF document PDF 804Kb
ERC News 11 (autumn 2013) PDF document PDF 685Kb

DGERC Publications

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NNW News - Summer 2006
Newsletter for the Neighbourhood Nature Watch project
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 1.0Mb
NNW News - Winter 2007
Newsletter for the Neighbourhood Nature Watch project
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 807Kb
Wildlife Recording Review 2006
Wildlife Recording Review 2006This 54-page publication provides information about many different wildlife recording activities which took place in 2006, and highlights ways in which you can get involved. Published as part of the Neighbourhood Nature Watch project.
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 3.1Mb
Welcome to Wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway
Welcome to Wildlife booklet coverAn introduction to some of the special habitats and species found in the region and a selection of the best sites to see them. Published by Scottish Natural Heritage and DGERC.
Welcome to Wildlife booklet PDF 1.6Mb

Other local wildlife publications

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Birdwatching in Dumfries and Galloway
Birdwatching in Dumfries and Galloway bookletNew 2009 edition of this popular guide to the best places to watch birds in Dumfries and Galloway, published by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Contact Ross Gemmell Dumfries And Galloway Council Ranger Service for a copy - £2 plus p&p. Electronic version not currently available.
Trees in Fields and the Landscape of Dumfries & Galloway
Trees in FieldsA 24-page booklet providing a guide to the history, biodiversity and management of wood and scrub pastures in Dumfries & Galloway. Published by Dumfries & Galloway Council
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 2.1Mb
Butterflies and day-flying moths of Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire
Butterflies and day flying moths leaflet coverA 16-page identification guide to the butterflies and day-flying moths regularly seen in southwest Scotland. Includes list of suggested places to visit. Published by Butterfly Conservation Scotland
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 2.7Mb
Solway Coast Heritage Trail: Wildlife and Landscapes
Solway Coast bookletA picture-filled guide to the natural history and landscape of the Solway coast. Published by Solway Heritage.
Adobe Acrobat document PDF 2.1Mb

Data Enquiries

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Data Enquiry Form Adobe Acrobat document PDF 470Kb
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List of data holdings
(available shortly)
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Press Releases

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Copies of press releases issued by DGERC will appear here. For more information about any of the items please contact the DGERC manager.

Plans and policies

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A list of policies and the DGERC operating plan will appear here shortly.