The British Dragonfly Society’s database is stored at the UK Biological Records Centre and feeds into the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas so that the data are available for everyone to use. We use iRecord to receive, manage and check the records submitted. You can contribute to our Recording Scheme by submitting your observations using any of the following methods.
New to recording? Check out our Beginner’s Guide.
- Enter a single dragonfly record;
- Enter a list of dragonfly records;
- Set up an account, then enter your records via the British Dragonfly Society recording activity to review your records later.
- Use the iRecord App for mobile recording.
Other data entry methods
If iRecord is not suitable for you please contact your County Dragonfly Recorder to discuss other options.
To alert other visitors to dragonflies you’ve seen without creating a scientific record please use our casual Sighting form instead.
To report an unidentified organism consider putting photographs onto iSpot, where volunteers offer their wisdom. [iSpot is not a BDS site; it opens in a new tab.]