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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 15/05/2018 12:44


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


AMPHIBIAN ID Training & Recording Evening

There are still places available for the Identifying Amphibians course on the evening of Friday 20th April in south Radnorshire. Book on now for this free training event. Email ben@bis.org.uk


Added 11/04/2018 10:06


BIS training courses 2018 programme out now

The 2018 training programme to promote biological recording is out now. See our events page for details.
Click here for a full list of courses. The poster details our April events. Only 1 place left on the Woodland Lichen ID and recording walk.


Added 16/03/2018 11:18


!!DATE CHANGE!! Surveying & Recording for the Elan Valley Links Project

NOW THURSDAY 22nd MARCH

The Elan Links Project invites you to our first exchange evening on Thursday 22nd March, 7pm at the Elan Valley Hotel, LD6 5H.

The evening is a chance for wildlife recorders, conservationists and anyone interested in wildlife to get together, find out more about the Elan Links Project, and share knowledge, experience, ideas and views on Elan Valley’s Natural heritage and how we can record it.

19.15 — Elan Links Projects, Matt Allmark, Elan Links Natural

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Added 12/03/2018 12:52


BIS email newsletter - sign up online to keep receiving them

Sign up to the BIS email newsletter (about 1 per week) for wildlife recording news, information, events, training and articles to your inbox. You'll also receive the twice yearly BIS Recorders newsletter, packed full of articles on local wildlife recording and hear about the REcorders conference.
Sign up via the link at the bottom of the BIS home page.

!!Data protection laws are changing so sign up by 25th May otherwise you won't receive the email newsletters!!




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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