Information for Recorders
The services that TWIC provides to its users are only as good as the data on which they are based. The success of TWIC is dependent upon the those recorders and organisations that have provided us with the data included in these web pages and we would like to pass on our sincerest thanks to all those involved. We would also like to thank the many volunteers who have given their valuable time checking and processing records for TWIC. We want to work with all recorders to help them with their recording work, communicate priorities for recording and encourage them to pass their data onto TWIC so that we can ensure that these data are widely used. See the page on contributing data for guidelines and basic recording sheets.
If you record or are interested in recording wildlife then we would love to hear from you. We can offer advice and support, access to some training and help with managing data and providing data to TWIC. If you would like maps, data or any other information to help you with your recording work then get in touch and we will see how we can help.
Every year we organise survey work at a number of sites and are always looking for more recorders to help. We also organise public surveys, to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in recording. See the link to recording events to see reports of recent meetings and find out what is going on in the near future. We also occasionally put out special requests for sightings of particular species - see the Request for Data page.
For help with the identification of particular groups see the 'List of Local Experts'.
We hope to be developing some on-line tools for Recorders in the near future. The first of these is the 'Grab a Grid Reference' tool based on the scripts developed by Keith Balmer and Jonathan Stott.