We currently use the online BTO BirdTrack system, EBird (please provide us with your observer number) and our own Daily Sightings Page for recording birds in the county.
If you prefer to submit records in a spreadsheet then that is also possible.
There are several ways to submit your bird records, all of which 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 submitting by email, please use the format: ‘site name: count & species name, then observer initial & surname in brackets’. This saves the editing team a vast ammount of time when uploading to the website and is really apreciated. For example:
Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Canada Goose, 1 Spoonbill, 23 Black-tailed Godwit (B Bosisto)
If submitting via spreadsheet, please us the following format:
Site Name, Grid Reference, Date, Species, Count, Breeding Code, Comment, Observer, Age, Sex
If you require any further information, or to receive a spreadsheet template, email the recorder at email@example.com
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.