How you can contribute species records
If you have any Hampshire records, old or new, that you would like to contribute to the recording network in Hampshire, please send your data to the appropriate recording group. Sending to the relevant Hampshire County Recorder 84kb avoids duplication of records and ensures that all data is validated and consolidated by one organisation. Through data exchange agreements HBIC’s partner organisations provide HBIC with regular database updates. For species where no County Recorder exists HBIC is pleased to receive your records, especially for notable species.
Species records must include the following:
- Who: Name of recorder(s) and contact details
- What: Species name
- Where: Grid reference (six or eight figure) and site name
- When: Date of survey or record
Wherever possible include:
- An estimate of species abundance
- Brief site description with details of habitat types
- A map showing the site/species location
Standard site recording cards are available for the main habitat types in Hampshire – woodland, chalk grassland, heathland, acid/neutral meadow and saltmarsh. Several of the recording groups also have standard recording forms, and to improve data input efficiency many are now encouraging individuals to enter their data directly onto a database (for further details contact the relevant organisation).