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Oct 3, 2016

Introduction to Wildlife Recording


This autumn Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre (DGERC) will be running three free one-day courses providing an introduction to wildlife recording.

 

The courses will be held at Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart, Moffat and Dumfries. Each informal course will provide a general introduction to wildlife recording with the aim being to give beginners and inexperienced recorders confidence to share records of their wildlife sightings.

 

The course will cover

 

what information is needed to make a good wildlife record

different ways to submit your records

information about the many different organisations involved in wildlife recording

how records are used to inform conservation and management decisions both locally and nationally

 

The course will also look at the variety methods of identifying finds you're uncertain of, and show people how to get to grips with grid references. DGERC will venture outside to gather some wildlife records and then introduce participants to recording via online recording tools (such as iRecord) and smartphone apps as well as good old-fashioned spreadsheets and pen and paper!

 

No previous wildlife recording experience necessary - just a keen interest in nature, an enjoyment of seeing and identifying the wildlife around you and a desire to put these observations to good use.

 

Each course is free, but donations from participants towards the cost of running the events would be gratefully received.

 

Book online here

 

 Wildlife Recording Courses

Solway Firth Partnership