Submit sightings

Option 1 Option 2 Nest records
Complete the form below. Most suitable for small numbers
of records.
Download and submit this spreadsheet to
. More suitable for submitting larger batches of records.
If you are reporting or monitoring a nest, please
download and submit
this spreadsheet

All records submitted using any of the above methods will also be sent to the county bird recorder, and will therefore contribute to the county database and the annual bird report. Please note that we can only accept sightings within the Gloucestershire border.
Having trouble finding the grid reference? The Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records have a very useful page which you can use. Alternatively, you can use Free Map Tools.
If you experience any problems submitting records, please contact Ben (


The online sightings form is temporarily unavailable. Please use the downloadable spreadsheet instead (link above).


Completion notes:

Breeding Codes:
A – Agitated behaviour or aggression towards other individuals/species
B – Nest building
D – Display & courtship (inc. vocal and flight displays)
DE – Bird found dead
F – Flying over only
FF – Adult carrying for young or mate
FM – Adult passing food to mate
H – Individual seen in suitable nesting habitat
I – Apparently incubating bird
M – Migrant
N – At probable nest site (use of nest can’t be seen)
NE – Nest with eggs
NY – Nest with young
ON – Occupied nest (e.g. adults entering/leaving visible nest/site)
OS – Other signs of occupancy (e.g. whitewash, fresh prey remains, feathers)
P – Pair in suitable nesting habitat
– Singing male
T – Territorial behaviour (defended over at least one week)
U – Summering non-breeder
UN – Used nest or eggshells from the current season
W – Wintering