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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.

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Online recording

GCER uses occasional online recording forms for specific projects, but we don't have a general online recording site yet. We do however have access to data entered onto some other general online recording sites.

iRecord is an online recording facility which links to the same data warehouse which we use with our occasional online survey forms. 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. Please note that, although we can sometimes access online recording data from other sites, your records will still get to us more quickly if you email them directly to us.

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More GCER online recording facilities coming soon!