Share your records

The easiest way to make sure your records are used in local-decision making is to submit your records direct to us at tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

How to share your records?

We welcome records of any wildlife that you have observed in Berkshire or Oxfordshire. There are several ways in which you can share these with us.

TVERC has its own online recording activity in iRecord here.

Entering sightings via this acitivty allows us to quickly and easily add the data to our database. If you never used iRecord before, we've made a quick guide on adding a record through the app or the website.

We also download data from  LivingRecord to add to our database so if you've entered records into this website, we will receive the records.

If you use a different online recording website or app, please download the data in a .csv file and email it                                                                     to us at tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Remember to take photos too as this will help verify your records.

Downloadable forms

We have an Excel spreadsheet that you can use to collate your records:

Species records spreadsheet (.xlsm)

Guidance notes for data entry (.pdf)

Or if you prefer, you can use a Word document:

Incidental sightings diary with instructions (.docx)

Please don't enter records into more than one online recording tool or submit them to us in more than one format, as that could result in us having multiple copies of the same record in our database.

Contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss sharing your records with us.

Why record wildlife?

By collecting together all the information for Berkshire and Oxfordshire in one place we can help people make sound, effective decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably and where to direct wildlife conservation.

Even the common and widespread species are important to record so that we can develop a picture over time and across the region of what is happening to our wildlife, particularly in time of changing climate and policies.

Why share your records?

  • We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation so rely on receiving data from every source possible to improve our database of environmental information.
  • Your wildlife records will help protect and enhance our environment by increasing the quality and quantity of data we hold.