We currently use the online BTO BirdTrack system, EBird, spreadsheets and our own Daily Sightings Page for recording birds in the county.
This page contains details on how best to submit your records for both our daily sightings page, and for the historical database.
All records are greatly appreciated, and form part of our valuable knowledge base of the birds in Cornwall. However, in order to minimise workload for the volunteers who update the website every evening, we kindly request that all email submissions follow the format below:
Site name: count1 Species1, count2 Species2, count3 Species3. (A Name)
Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Canada Goose, 1 Spoonbill, 23 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)
Please use commas between species and capitalisation for species and site names. For any queries, the bird news team will happily offer any advice (contactable via the [email protected] address above). Thank you!
Other ways to submit records
There are several other ways to submit your bird records. These submission mechanisms do not tend to appear on the website, but will all feed into our database and potentially contribute to conservation in the county.
All records are of use and whilst not every report is included in the annual reports, they are all entered onto the database where they are available for conservation and research. Records in the following categories are especially useful:
If you require any further information, or to receive a spreadsheet template, email the recorder at [email protected]
If you wish to send records by post, please send to the County Recorder: Bob Bosisto, 7 Chegwyns Hill, Foxhole, PL26 7UY
Please ensure that your name and address, together with the year to which the records apply, are clearly shown on the front page.