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The Complete Records Database

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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

Index lists of the database of records by species, sites and recorders

Click/tap your selection to move to the next level down:


An index of all species for which there are records in the database:

  • Filter the index for just birds, mammals, butterflies, flowers and so on
  • Click on any species to see the details of those sightings
  • Details include distribution maps and time based charts



An index list of sites within Dorset for which there are records in the database:

  • Click on any site name to see the details of those records
  • Details include species lists, habitats and time based charts
  • Site information also includes directions and visitor information



An index of all the Twitter users who have contributed records of their sightings to the database:

  • Displays the number of records for each recorder
  • Click on any recoreders name to see their Twitter profile
  • See also their original tweets and any associated photographs 


The records database is an accumulation of recorded sightings of species from all over Dorset which is made available here for users to search in a variety of ways. The database contains records for all taxa of animals and plants from mammals to insects and arthropods and from flowering plants to fungi. The list is obviously not the definitive list of species found in Dorset but contains many of the commonly seen ones and a few rarities as well.

Each record has a species name, a location, a date and a recorder and some have a photograph as well. This enables the user to:

  • See what species have records in the database and look at the detailed records for any of those species
  • See what sites have records in the database and see the species that have been recorded at any one of them
  • See what records have been published by each recorder via their Twitter feed

To make interpretation easier, in addition to standard lists there are distribution maps and a range of charts provided but in the RESEARCH section the user can build their own lists, maps and charts. Any list built can also be downloaded to the users computer for further analysis.