Report a wildlife sighting

The country park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Knowing what plants and animals are within the country park is the first step in developing suitable management plans that will guide the protection and enhancement of biodiversity within it.

You can help by passing on your wildlife sightings within the country park. These can help to build up a picture of the country park’s wildlife. Your sightings will also be passed onto the Glasgow Museums Biological Records Centre and so will help to monitor and protect wildlife at a regional and national level.

If you spot a species of interest within the country park please let us know. You can do this by contacting the countryside rangers or you can fill in and submit a wildlife sighting form. There is some guidance on filling out the form below.

Wildlife Sighting Form



Your contact details

By submitting these records, I hereby give permission for East Renfrewshire Council and the Glasgow Museums Biological Records Centre to hold personal information and wildlife records created by me.

This data may be collated and disseminated manually or electronically, including the internet, for environmental decision making, education, research and other public benefit uses.


 

Guidance

What you saw

Provide as much information as possible. If you are unsure as to what it is, it is best not to guess. You can get some advice by contacting the countryside rangers.

Where you saw it

Let us know where you saw it. Be as precise as you can. An Ordnance Survey grid reference is very helpful if you know it.

When you saw it

Let us know the day, month and year.

Your contact details

Please let us have your name and contact details in case we wish to ask you for more details.

Other information

If you have other information this can help as well:

  • How many did you see?
  • Could you tell if it was male or female, adult or young?
  • Did you see the species or did you detect it from signs (e.g. tracks or prints, a nest or eggs)?
  • Was it alive or dead (e.g. road casualty)?
  • Anything else you think might be important (e.g. what flower a bumblebee was using).