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. For one off sightings, please use our online form or send multiple records to

How to share your records?

All wildlife sightings are important and 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 acitivity 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.

If you use a different online recording website or app, please download the data in a .csv file and email it to us at Or share your sightings on our own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, too.

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

In order to create a useful record that we are able to import to our database, please make sure to include all essential information. FSCBiolinks have worked with EcoSapien to produce a series of films offering guidance on various aspects of biological recording including this handy video on How to submit a biological record?

Downloadable forms

If submitting multiple records please use our Excel spreadsheet to collate your records:

Species records spreadsheet (.xlsm)

Guidance notes for data entry (.pdf)

Or if you would like to submit a single sighting, please use our online form.

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.