Submitting species records is easy! However you'll need to decide from the choices below how you do this. The method you choose may depend on the number and variety of species records and the frequency with which you wish to submit them. Please email us if you are unsure which method to use or need further advice on submitting records.
Before submitting your records, please be aware that they must contain the following four elements:
- What did you see? Use the common name in either English or Welsh, or the Scientific name.
- Where did you see it? Include a grid reference (at least 6 figure) and if possible a location name e.g. SH123456, Pant Glas Farm.
- When did you see it? Ideally this should be the exact date, however the month, year or a date range is also acceptable.
- Who saw it? Provide the full name of the person who saw the species.
Other information such as, the number of individuals seen, their sex etc. can be useful too. To help give your records a proper grid reference and species name, use the interactive map (inc. postcode and place name search) and species dictionary, available when you register with our Online Recording System (ORS).
Data submitted to Cofnod will be checked before it is entered into our main database. It will only be used for conservation purposes, in accordance with the policies available from our Library.