Suffolk Biological Recording Online

Welcome to Suffolk Biological Recording Online

This section of our website provides you with all the tools to create and submit records to the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. These records will be verified via iRecord and our county recorders and then be be added to our ever expanding database of records for Suffolk. Records submitted will help build up our understanding of Suffolk's wildlife as well as be provided to key partners to inform conservation activities and the planning process. Verified records will, along with the rest of our data, be uploaded to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) gateway.

To start using our online forms please log in or create an account (left). Our recording website is built with the same technology used by iRecord. If you already have an iRecord account and wish to synchronise it with this account please register using the same email address.

Alternatively see below for other methods to send in sightings...

Recording News

  1. Ivy Bee Survey

    Image by Ben Heather

    The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) is a relative newcomer to Suffolk and has actually only been in the UK since 2001. It is a species whose distribution is gradually expanding northwards and can probably now be readily found throughout Suffolk. It is a fairly easy bee to identify with its boldly banded abdomen and can be found, at this time of year, foraging on Ivy flowers. The bees are solitary in terms of their nesting habits, but nesting aggregations are often quite dense in loose, friable soil – this could be your lawn or a warm south-facing bank.


  2. NEW - Suffolk Polecat Survey

    The Polecat (Mustela putorius) was pushed to the brink of extinction over 100 years ago. Labeled as probably one of the most hated mammal species, the last survivors retreated to Wales and remote parts of Scotland. Surveys conducted by the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) over the last 23 years however have noted the gradual return of the Polecat to its former ranges and the latest survey for 2014/15 shows a relatively strong presence in Suffolk.