• Sympetrum fonscolombei by Montse Poch
    New dragonfly recording and identification app
  • Geum x intermedium Kevin Walker
    Ground-breaking Flora of hybrid plants published
  • Blue-winged grasshopper and Wartbiter - Denys Ovenden
    iRecord Grasshoppers mobile app published
  • Frullania dilatata Jonathan Sleath
    New atlas of mosses, liverworts and hornworts published
  • Front cover of special issue
    Special issue of Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Welcome to the Biological Records Centre

The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. BRC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of national recording schemes and societies.

See our booklet reviewing the first 50 years of BRC.

BRC is supported by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology within the Natural Environment Research Council.

The work of BRC is a major component of the National Biodiversity Network.