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"I've got sightings to report!"

We welcome your biological records. We don't just keep records of rarities: sightings of common species are also valuable. For occasional records, you can simply email us sightings: all we need to know is who recorded it, what the species is, your level of certainty, the date and of course the location. Our Grab a Grid Reference map can help you find a precise grid reference for the location. Other details such as animal behaviour, life stage etc. are also helpful but not vital.

If you have a lot of records and would like us to add them directly to our database, just get in touch and we'll arrange the most easy and straightforward transfer - for example, an export from MapMate, or a spreadsheet template.

White Crab Spider with a fly, lurking in pale yellow rose

Online recording

GCER has an established wildlife recording website which is used to provide project-specific online record entry (currently used to provide online forms for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's "Seen a Hedgehog" survey). We will shortly also be providing online data entry for the Foresters' Forest HLF landscape partnership project in the Forest of Dean.

iRecord is an online recording facility which links to the same data warehouse which we use with our website. GCER has access to Gloucestershire records entered via iRecord; check it out if you'd like to have online access to your own records in the context of other local and national recording.

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More GCER online recording facilities coming soon!