Recording Wildlife Sightings at Heart of Nature Conservation

Recording wildlife sightings is important for the future of nature conservation and can help inform research across the county of the North East. Recording sightings has led to us having in depth knowledge about the animals and plants that we share the world around us with. All wildlife sightings are important and information about the wildlife population is important as it enables to us to identify changes within our environment. 

We now have a sightings page on our website where Durham Wildlife Trust members from all across the patch can record their sightings and see others that have been posted.

The species data generated by the sightings page will be used to shape our conservation work and is an important way to build up a picture of different species around the region. We also share our records with partner recording and conservation organisations.

To gain access to the sightings page and to start sharing your wildlife sightings with other please email or visit to be assigned with a log in. Happy recording!