Picture: Heather Lowther, CEH.

People have been recording their observations of wildlife for hundreds of years, and the technology and support networks available today make this easier than ever.

By providing information on when and where you find a particular species, you can make a valuable contribution to national distribution datasets collated by volunteer-led schemes and societies. This information can help to inform conservation science and help protect our wildlife.


Get started with biological recording

Directory of recording schemes and societies

Our work to target biologial recording more effectively

Apps and technology developed and supported by the BRC  (full list of apps)

iRecord: A website for sharing wildlife observations (biological records)

Indicia: The open source wildlife recording toolkit

Citizen science and the BRC

Discover the rich history of recording in the UK 

Find your Local Environmental Records Centre


If you have any questions about how to get involved then please contact us