Recording

Wildlife recorders (©Mark Pollitt)

Many people are interested in wildlife and watch and identify the species which visit their gardens or favourite local places. Unfortunately, far fewer record the wildlife they see and pass on this valuable information. And that is where you can help! Wildlife recording in its simplest form is no more than writing down what you have seen and where you saw it. In doing so you can help to contribute greatly to local knowledge. Records can help to establish the distribution and size of populations, and regular recording may allow us to detect changes over time. Records can identify the location of rare and locally important species, and can be used to help protect them and their haitats from damage. Even records of commoner species can be valuable too. A great deal of useful information remains locked inside the heads of local people - why not help by sending in your wildilfe records and make the information available to present and future generations.

Why not . . .

  • find out which species have been recorded in your area by visiting our WildSearch page where you can use our map to browse our wildlife sightings
  • find out more about the special species and habitats in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • send in your records for some of our target species...
  • find out more about wildlife recording...