Share your records

Hedgehog © Lucy Maitland Smith
Hedgehog © Lucy Maitland Smith

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 records will help protect and enhance local biodiversity and geodiversity by increasing the quality and quantity of data we hold

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.

Online recording

TVERC has its own online recording website:

Sightings@Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre

Entering sightings via this website allows us to quickly and easily add the data to our database.

We also download data from iRecord and LivingRecord to add to our database so if you've entered records into either of those websites, 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

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)

Email your completed spreadsheet or Word document to us at

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.