A new wildlife sightings recording system called iRecord has been developed to make it simpler for you to report any wildlife that you observe. It aims to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels.
Your sightings can be recorded on your phone as you see things or once you return home. Anything can be recorded – from dragonflies and butterflies to mammals and plants. You don’t need to have spotted a rarity; records of more common species are equally valuable, and you have the option to submit a photo with your records.
Key Features of iRecord:
– Record all the wildlife you see
– Securely store and keep track of your records
– Benefit from automatic data checks and review by experts
– Share your sightings with the recording community
– Explore dynamic maps, reports and graphs of your data
– Explore data shared by other recorders in your area and/or for species groups you are interested in
– Contribute to science and conservation
There is an iRecord app for smartphones or you can use enter and view your records via your computer. More information, including how to register, can be found at http://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/
iRecord has been developed by Biodiverse IT and the Biological Records Centre on behalf of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund project OPAL and the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology