NBIS Wildlife Surveys

 

Introduction to our surveys and how you can help
with wildlife recording in Norfolk

 Following the great work undertaken by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, through their 'Natural Connections' public surveys, NBIS has continued the same spirit of public engagement.  NBIS has now held several public wildlife surveys, bioblitzes and species of the the month surveys (below) - these have so far been really successful in involving local people in wildlife recording.

 

Silver studded blue (Graham Cresswell)Overstrand soft cliffs (Andrew Whitehouse)Salthouse Heath Heather (G. Cresswell)

 Photo: Silver studded blue (Graham cresswell); Overstrand soft cliffs (Andrew Whitehouse); Salthouse Heath Heather (G. Cresswell).

 

The first survey (Glow-worm) generated 160 new records (sites) - this compared to only 60 before the survey!!!

The records received are vital for the core work of NBIS; all our wildlife surveys inform biodiversity conservation in Norfolk..........SO YOUR RECORDS REALLY COUNT.

We will continue to host public surveys throughout the year, mainly through our Species of the Month, so please check this page from time to time to see updates.  If you wish us to contact you with details of future surveys, please contact us

You can also help us in recording wildlife in Norfolk at anytime of the year -  by sending us records of any sighting, of any species, anywhere in Norfolk.  We also do not just collate information on rare or protected species, nor do we just record species within our public surveys or the previous 'Natural Connections' surveys - please send us records of any species.........even a blackbird in your garden! 

It is possible to make useful records with no specialist knowledge.  If you are unsure of your identification please let us know and we will put you in touch with a local expert who will be able to help; OR you maybe able to work out what it is through the ISPOT online community; OR you can send us a photo and we can help you identify the species (or put you in touch with a local expert who can).

***Please note that if you are still really not sure of your identification of a wildlife sighting, it is best to be safe and not record it***

To send us records of any species not in our current wildlife surveys - please email us at nbis@norfolk.gov.uk; use the NBIS RECORDING SPREADSHEET or NBIS SURVEY CARD; or contact us via our other contact details.  Please CLICK HERE for our full online recording form for any species at all that you see, even if it is a blackbird we want to know!

 

Our wildlife surveys
 


Whatever you have seen record it here:
►THERE'S A PIECE MISSING... RECORD ANY SPECIES OF WILDLIFE YOU HAVE SEEN HERE


We have a Species of the Month, every month.  The latest are here:

Species of the Month (April) - Norfolk Rook Nest Survey 2014

Species of the Month (March) - Egyptian Goose

Species of the Month (February) - Mistletoe


►NON-NATIVE SPECIES SURVEY


►NNNSI "BROAD SWEEP" SURVEY


►NNNSI "POND INVADERS" Invasive Alien Species Survey


 

 PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH FEEDBACK, IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A RECORD, SO THAT WE CAN IMPROVE THE ONLINE RECORDING EXPERIENCE: CLICK HERE