iRecord Sightings

We have integrated the records of Southampton Natural History Society with iRecord – a national database (linked with many others) to capture natural history records from across the UK. This ensures the important records collected by our members are available to be used for natural history research and policy development locally and across the country. Citizen science in action.

On this page you will see the latest data collected within the Southampton area that the Society covers. Using the layers menu (top right of the map) you can choose how the data is displayed. You can also search using any of the boxes in the header of the table under the map.

To add your own records please follow one of the links below. These will open in a new window and should then be self explanatory. You can enter records on these forms without having an iRecord account, but if you do have an account please log-on as usual using the link shown on the form. And if you do log in make sure you join the Southampton Natural History Society Group Activity on iRecord.

To enter a single casual record, please use this link:
Submit Casual Record
And to enter a list of records from a single location on a single day, please use this:
Submit List of Records

More details about iRecord are shown at the bottom of the page.

iRecord is a website for sharing wildlife observations, including associated photos.

The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels. Once you’ve registered, which is free, you can add your own wildlife records for others to see. You can also see what has been recorded by others. Your data will be kept secure and will be regularly backed up. Automatic checks will be applied to your observations to help spot potential errors, and experts can review your sightings.

All wildlife sightings for non-sensitive species are shared with other users and will be made available to National Recording Schemes, Local Environmental Record Centres and Vice County Recorders at full capture resolution. This will enable verification and sharing via the NBN Atlas. Wherever possible, verified data will be made openly available, with the exception of sensitive records, and with full acknowledgement of relevant organisation(s) providing verification input.

For some taxon groups, data will be automatically supplied from iRecord to the NBN Atlas on behalf of National Recording Schemes. For other schemes, data from iRecord will be collated alongside other datasets before being made available to the NBN Atlas. iRecord aims to supplement existing routes of data flow to the NBN Atlas, and the preferred route of data flow will be established on a case-by-case basis with the relevant organisations.

Join iRecord now to share your sightings with the recording community, explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.