Read the Guidelines on what records we need – this includes commoner birds, breeding records, rarer birds requiring a description, exotics and hybrids.
We prefer to receive records by email to the County Recorder, Jon Heath, on the records Excel spreadsheet. We have a revised Checklist for 2020, and the spreadsheet has been changed accordingly - download revised 2020 spreadsheet. We have written some spreadsheet guidelines with examples. We extract records from Birdtrack and e-Bird.
What we do with the records
All records are added to a master spreadsheet, which is used to produce the Bulletin and Annual Report for Cambridgeshire.
The data are available from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC) for other purposes; eg. scientific use, site information and planning applications.