Recording & Surveying

For some people, recording wildlife is a hobby. For others, it is an important part of their work. Whatever the motivation, GiGL’s work would not be possible without the many recorders in London. These pages illustrate the importance of recording and explain what happens to your records once they are passed to us and include some practical information for existing and budding recorders.

The value of wildlife recording

The basics of a wildlife observation

 How to start recording.

Standard guidance on survey methods for more advanced recorders.

GiGL services that could help you as a a recorder

What happens to the information you send us and why it’s important

Further sources of information and guidance.

Don't Forget!

Don’t forget to send us your records. Find out more about what happens to the information you send us and why it’s important.