Have fun recording the wildlife that you find whilst learning about the unique biodiversity along the stunning coastline. This is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities seeking wildlife on the Rhins.
Solway Firth Partnership, our project partners, have developed a range of spotter sheets which you can either print or download to your mobile device, to use whilst out and about. You don’t need any previous knowledge of wildlife recording.
Choose the spotter sheet for the type of seashore you are visiting – rocky shore, seaside cliffs, beaches or dunes. Spotter sheets and other resources are available free at the Solway Firth Partnership. Discover and learn more about the amazing flowers, birds, insects, lichens, and seaweeds you can find on the coastline.
The Explore and Record the Rhins project runs until the end of September 2021 covering the best time to record the maximum number of species. You can find more information at the Solway Firth Partnership and record results here .
If you enjoy watching and identifying wildlife you can help record the different species found on the Rhins of Galloway by entering your finds on iRecord. For those that want to get more involved the South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre are offering free online training sessions about the iRecord system of recording.
The Rhins is an under recorded area of Dumfries and Galloway but has a great range of species in a variety of different coastal habitats from sand dunes and shingle beaches to rocky shores and towering clifftops. Records will contribute greatly to local knowledge of our wildlife and habitats as well as helping to establish the distribution and size of populations and monitor any changes over time. See what other people have recorded so far in the Summer of 2021 around the Rhins.
South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre (SWSEIC) are holding an Online talk and live app demonstration on Tuesday 7th September, 7.30pm
Recording wildlife in the field is now easier than ever before. Your smartphone has all the tools to help you record and share your wildlife sightings. Join SWSEIC Manager Mark Pollitt for a demonstration of how to use some of the main wildlife recording smartphone apps and learn what happens to the records you submit. The initial focus will be on the iRecord app, but will also look at iNaturalist and other useful wildlife apps. Making a record of where our local wildlife lives is an important first step in helping us to understand and reverse biodiversity declines and is something that we can all contribute to.
knowledge of our wildlife and habitats as well as helping to establish the distribution and size of populations and monitor any changes over time. See what other people have recorded so far in the Summer of 2021 around the Rhins.