Citizen Science and Surveys: General

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General including surveys covering full habitat, bioblitz, air and climate


Opportunities to help with research either by carrying out fieldwork or by recording your sightings.
If you are interested in helping with any of the surveys detailed below please contact the website or person listed.

Survey Organisers: 50 word listings are free, submit your details here.

FlyMapper App

As part of its work with the National Fly Tipping Prevention Group, Defra is recruiting volunteers to help with a project to improve information on fly-tipping. Volunteers will be asked to download the 'FlyMapper App' to their phones and use it to record fly-tipping incidents. Please register your interest with

Great British Hedgerow Survey

PTES have launched a new national hedgerow survey to understand the health of the nations hedgerows; collecting information about their structure, connectivity and wildlife value. Help us to survey hedgerows in your area. No experience necessary. To find out more email or visit the website

Rainfall Observers

SEPA is looking for volunteer rainfall observers to collect data daily at around 9am and submit the information online. There are currently 134 rainfall observers across Scotland who play an important part in collecting this valuable data for SEPA.


A citizen science project focused on taking action for wildlife in private gardens, this project encourages the implementation and recording of wildlife friendly actions in communities. Take simple surveys to record changes in your garden wildlife.

Star Count 2020

Help us reclaim our dark skies 21-28 February. Dark, starry skies are one of the most magical sights the countryside can offer. But light pollution means many of us can’t see the stars. You can take part in #StarCount2020 and help us map people’s views of the night sky.

Biological Recording Groups

carry out wildlife surveys, gather data on wildlife and ensure that the information is available to the public. To find out how you could get involved, find out how to contact your nearest Group at

Garden Wildlife Health (GWH)

A collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), that aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife.

Become a Community Flooding Volunteer

A Citizen Science project to help monitor local burns in Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry and Dollar in Clackmannanshire to monitor, record and clear debris from burns and identify and record invasive non-native plant species to assess their condition which may help prevent and alleviate flood events. No previous knowledge of the subject required. We will provide training, support and guidance. Contact for details:

People's Trust for Endangered Species

run several surveys which can be done in your own time and local area. These include Living with Mammals, Mammals on Roads, Dormouse Monitoring, Water Vole Monitoring, Great Stag Hunt, Traditional Orchard Survey, the Big Hedgehog Map and the Great British Hedgerow Survey. See the website or call: 020 7498 4533

Homes for Wildlife

Get free, tailor made advice from the RSPB & help turn your garden into a haven for all wildlife! whether you have a large mature garden or just a balcony, there's advice for everyone.

Wild about Glasgow

Glasgow Museums BRC holds data for Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. In addition we have some data for parts of South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, and Argyll & Bute. We are always keen to receive biological records from within these areas.

Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts

The Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts project is an initiative designed and set up by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. We would like help from the public to take photographs that will help us better understand landscape and habitat change in the National Park.