Submit sightings

We collect records using two different spreadsheets depending whether you are reporting a sighting or a nest record. All submissions will also be sent to the county bird recorder, and will therefore contribute to the county database and the annual bird report. Please note that we can only accept sightings within the Gloucestershire border.
Having trouble finding the grid reference? The Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records have a very useful page which you can use. Alternatively, you can use Free Map Tools.


Download and submit this spreadsheet to [email protected]

Nest records

If you are reporting or monitoring a nest, please download and submit this spreadsheet to [email protected]

Completion Notes:
Breeding Codes:
A – Agitated behaviour or aggression towards other individuals/species
B – Nest building
D – Display & courtship (inc. vocal and flight displays)
DE – Bird found dead
F – Flying over only
FF – Adult carrying for young or mate
FM – Adult passing food to mate
H – Individual seen in suitable nesting habitat
I – Apparently incubating bird
M – Migrant
N – At probable nest site (use of nest can’t be seen)
NE – Nest with eggs
NY – Nest with young
ON – Occupied nest (e.g. adults entering/leaving visible nest/site)
OS – Other signs of occupancy (e.g. whitewash, fresh prey remains, feathers)
P – Pair in suitable nesting habitat
– Singing male
T – Territorial behaviour (defended over at least one week)
U – Summering non-breeder
UN – Used nest or eggshells from the current season
W – Wintering