Friends of Ben Rinnes

Help needed to create Mammal Atlas for North-East of Scotland


Click the image to download the recording form

The North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC) plans to create a Mammal Atlas for Aberdeen City and Shire, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park in 2015. As walkers who are out and about in the North East we need your help recording and reporting sightings of mammals.

Even if you have never looked at mammals before, it is easy to get started and get involved in recording wildlife.
A biological record consists of four basic pieces of information: What, where, when and who. For the Mammal Atlas, this means what species, where it was sighted (including a grid reference if possible), the date it was spotted and by whom.

The most common species are often overlooked and signs of mammals such as mole hills are equally important so start recording everything you see.
When the Mammal Atlas is completed, it will include distribution maps for individual species, together with species accounts written by local experts. Over 40 species of mammal are present in North East Scotland and they are an important part of our fauna.

You can email your mammal records to or download an electronic form from (or by clicking the image above) where you will also find out lots of information about the Mammal Atlas.

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