Welcome to Sightings @ Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre

This is our online species recording website which is a good way for you to share your wildlife sightings with us because it allows us to quickly and easily add the data to our database.

If you would like to submit records, click on 'Log In' in the top right hand corner.


What we do

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre collects, manages and shares information on species, habitats and important wildlife and geological sites in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. For more information see our main website www.tverc.org.

The database

We collect data from professional and volunteer surveyors, which are carefully checked before integration into the main database so that we can provide information of known quality in a format that suits our customers.

Our database includes over 1.4 million species records, plus information about Local Wildlife and Geological Sites, NERC Act S41 Habitats of Principal Importance (previously called UK BAP habitats) and Ecological Networks (Conservation Target Areas and Biodiversity Opportunity Areas).

How the data is used

The information is used to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably and where to direct wildlife conservation.

  • By planning authorities and developers to make sound decisions on the design and location of sustainable development.
  • To help farmers, land-owners and conservation bodies decide how to manage land in the best way to enhance biodiversity.
  • By Berkshire and Oxfordshire nature partnerships to direct wildlife conservation work to where it will be most effective.
  • For education and research by students, teachers and scientists.

Why share your records?

We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation so rely on valuable help from skilled volunteers to improve our database of environmental information.

Your records will help protect and enhance your local biodiversity and geodiversity by increasing the quality and quantity of data we hold.