Downloadable Recording Forms


We've created a series of recording forms to help you to species commonly found within Birmingham and the Black Country.


If you would like us to create a recording form for a species group not listed below, please get in touch.


To download the forms right click on the link and choose 'Save Target as...'




Excel Spreadsheet


Recording Spreadsheet - Multiple Locations


Recording Spreadsheet - Garden


This is the best form to use if you're a regular recorder.

Please fill it in and email it back to us on

If you need any help completing the form please let us know.




Printable Recording Sheets


General Recording


General Recording Form




B&BC BotSoc Plants Recording Card - ordered by Common Name

B&BC BotSoc Plants Recording Card - ordered by Scientific Name

Flowering Plants and Fern Checklist  (old version)



Terrestrial Invertebrates (general)

Butterflies & Day-flying Moths (general)

Butterflies & Day-flying Moths (transect)

Freshwater Invertebrates



Birds Checklist

Garden Bird Survey


Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians


Vertebrates Checklist




Once you've filled in the form please send it to us:


Photograph/scan it and email to


Or send by post to


Centre of the Earth,
42 Norman Street,
Winson Green,
B18 7EP