Welcome to the Great Somerset Wildlife Count
By entering your sightings you are directly contributing to our understanding of what goes on in all the corners of the county. Please wait while the entry window refreshes – this may take a few seconds. If you need to take something out with you to record on paper then the project PDF will be handy. It has the ID guides for the species and a page to print for your sightings.
This is a long-term collaboration, expected to run for 10 years or more. It will be run once each season over a weekend. The goal is to obtain data to indicate trends and fill in some background species noise not available elsewhere.
For fungi, mammals and amphibians, just count up how many you see and record them once – no need to record them again in the same location.
For birds, it’s the highest number you count landing – at the same time and in the same location – typically during an hour of observation if watching from a window or static.
Please remember, when dealing with mushrooms or fungi, look but don’t touch and definitely don’t eat!!
The names of the species we are interested in on this occasion are listed below. Each is a link to a page where a picture and details of each can be found. If you see other things you want to tell us about then click here. Download the project PDF here, including recording form.
|Frog||Goldfinch||Hedgehog||Honey Fungus||Painted Lady||Redwing|