Submit species records

Submit species records

Smooth snake © John Poland

We Need Your Records!

Help us to build a complete and current picture of species distribution across Hampshire by sending in a record every time you see an amphibian, reptile, mammal or plant.

Regular recorders

Living Record is an online recording system for regular recorders. This easy to use system allows you to submit all your records in one place. Records still go to the relevant county recorders for verification before going to Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre.  

Register with Living Record and start recording

Individual records

When you send in a record please include the following information:

Your name.
The date of your observation.
The precise location (include a postcode and also a grid reference if possible, e.g. SU123456)
The species seen (use the scientific name if known).
Additional details such as quantity, alive/dead, adult/juvenile, will also be useful.

Amphibian and reptile records

Hampshire Amphibian and Reptile Recording Network
Please submit your amphibian and reptile records to the Hampshire County Amphibian and Reptile Recorder at

Plant records

Hampshire Flora Group
To submit vascular plant records to Hampshire Flora Group, please contact the Vice County Recorders, details can be found on Hants Plants. For other records, please see HBIC’s recording pages.

Marine mammal records

Please complete the online form.

Mammal records

Hampshire Mammal Group
Please submit your mammal records to the Hampshire County Mammal Recorder at

As an alternative, you may prefer our Word version available here for download. This may be returned electronically or by post to HMG Recorder, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Hampshire SO32 2DP.

All other records

Other species groups
For all other records please see the county recorder list on the HBIC pages.

Citizen science for the family

Citizen Science surveys

We need your help to create a baseline of the wildlife we have now so we can track our progress towards a wilder 2030. We have a good range of records for our nature reserves and the spaces we manage, but we need you to tell us what wildlife you can see from your windows, what visits your balcony and what’s living in your garden.

Our citizen science project, How Wild Are We?, is a Trust led citizen science project with several wildlife surveys for the whole family to get involved with. The surveys can be completed by downloading the PDFs or entering your findings directly onto the online submission forms.

Find out more