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Added 23/05/2018 12:56


BIS Recorders Newsletter Spring 2018

The latest issue of the newsletter is out now! You'll find a pdf copy in our Library tab or read it here on the issue website.


Added 23/05/2018 12:39


NEW BIS datasets on NBN Atlas of Wales

BIS has added all its relevant data sets to NBN Atlas of Wales. In all it has 855,305 records in 9 Surveys. This does not include county data sets or third party data sets.

  1. Brecknock Wildlife Trust records held by BIS
    Brecknock Wildlife Trust species records collated and digitised by BIS. Many are on BWT Reserves or Wildlife Sites but will include general surveys.
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Added 14/05/2018 13:38


Survey A Square for May 2018 in VC47

This months square in VC47 Montgomeryshire for which BIS hold zero records is SO0490, near Caersws. South east of Caersws the minor road Moat Lane runs north south through the square. There are several footpaths in the eastern half of this square and the Mid Wales Golf Centre is to the west. It is close to the A470/A489 junction. If you feel inspired to record in this square you will be getting lots of 'firsts' for these areas. Click on the link for a map of this square. Notes about Surve... more


Added 02/05/2018 16:34


Survey A Square for May 2018 in VC43

This months square in VC43 Radnorshire for which BIS hold zero records is SO2572, near Knighton. West of Knighton and Garth Hill the Glyndwr's Way footpath crosses the square east west along a track. This is the only public access through this mainly arable square. If you feel inspired to record in this square you will be getting lots of 'firsts' for these areas. Click on the link for a map of this square. Notes about Survey A Square: Please take a common sense approach to recording in thes... more


Added 02/05/2018 16:34


Survey A Square for May 2018 in VC42

This months square in VC42 Brecknockshire for which BIS hold zero records is SO0541, near Erwood. To the west of Erwood there is a minor road running north south, which leads to various tracks onto the common and a bridleway. There is also a short section of footpath in the north east of the square. If you feel inspired to record in this square you will be getting lots of 'firsts' for these areas. Click on the link for a map of this square. Notes about Survey A Square: Please take a commo... more


Added 02/05/2018 16:34


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Added 12/03/2018 12:55


Spot this Species Mistle Thrush & Song Thrush

It's been a while since we had species of the week so here's two 'Spot this Species' to go out and look for.

Spot this Species
Mistle thrush Turdus viscivorus
Song thrush Turdus philomelos

With the days getting longer many birds have started singing as they become territorial.
Song thrush and Mistle thrush are familiar but often confused. To help you here are some distinguishing features - open the pdf below. If you'd like to receive these and other information on biological recording sign up to our ema



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Added 27/02/2018 11:56


Survey a Sqaure Launch 14th April 2018

Our Survey a Square biological recording campaign will launch on Saturday 14th April with square SN8111, near Ystradgynlias. There will be a follow up event on Monday 23rd April in square SN8009.

Survey a Square
will highlight 1km squares where BIS hold only 1 or zero records. There will be 1 square advertised per vice county per month following the April launch. In May look out for squares in Radnorshire, Montgomereyshire and Brecknockshire. 

The events will record all species and these wi


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Added 09/02/2018 16:24


Lesser Recorded monads / 1km squares

Coming Soon - Squares of the Month
In the BIS area there are many 1km squares with only 1 or 0 records. The map show the location of these lesser recorded monads.
Each month 3 squares of the month will be announced, one in each vice county, as a focus for recording effort to increase the recording holding for that square.
We'll be launching this in April in association with Brecknock Wildlife Trust covering 2 squares in the Ystradgynlais area.



Added 27/02/2018 11:56