Welcome to the Guernsey Biological Records Centre

The Guernsey Biological Records Centre (GBRC) is run by Environment Guernsey on behalf of the two partners,  La Société Guernesiaise and the States of Guernsey. The Centre works with a wide range of organisations, individuals and government bodies to provide information about the species and habitats found in our islands. It collates, manages and stores data that describes our local biodiversity and forms an evidence base to which decision makers can refer when making decisions which may impact on wildlife or wildlife habitat.

News – February 2019

In February Glasgow is hosting Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 which I am delighted to be attending. This means the Record Centre will be closed;

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February: CLOSED

The Record Centre will reopen;

Wednesday 27th February: 13:00 – 17:00

Upcoming Events – March

An introduction to the Guernsey Biological Record Centre

Many of us know what a Biological Record Centre is, as the name explains it very well, but a lot of us don’t know what a Record Centre does, how you can be a part of one or even what makes a record.

So what kind of records exactly do we want? In a nutshell – all of them! Of particular interest are the normal animals you see. I can almost guarantee people will tell me about a rare bird visiting Guernsey or a rare plant being discovered. The humble hedgehog, rabbit or rat? Not so much. If you’d like to find out more and why I am so interested in common biological records, please do come along to the talk I am giving on;

Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 11:00 am at the Frossard Lecture Theatre, Candie Gardens. 

Pictures

These are a selection of some records I have received at the GBRC. We are always interested to hear what people have locally – it helps us to build up an understanding of our local fauna and flora and work to ensure their future survival.

You can submit records via the submit a record form on the website, or email us. While pictures aren’t required they are very helpful in building up a visual catalogue, can help with identification – especially if you’re not sure what you’ve seen, and showcase the photography skills of recorder.

Bottlenose Dolphins seen playing in the harbour on 12th August - picture by Daniela Van Gelder

Bottlenose Dolphins seen playing in the harbour on 12th August
– picture by Daniela Van Gelder

 

Mullein Caterpillars - Picture by Kate Lee

Mullein Caterpillars
– Picture by Kate Lee

Submit a record

Map of recording area Click here to enter your records online

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