Instructions for recorders

Once you have logged in as a member of Wild Mull (see top right corner of website) please follow these steps to record a species observation. 

We recommend that you use a notebook to record your observations when in the field. These may then be added to the on-line database following these instructions:

1. Search for and select the species for which you wish to make observations

Use the Species search engine on the left hand side of the website to fimnd a species.

2. Make sure you have chosen the correct species

Click on the species name or thumbnail photo to review the species page (this will open in a separate window). Then click on "Record observation" in the Resources box on the right hand side.

3. Locate the site where the observation was made

Use the Google mapping system to move the red dot to the correct location, and zoom in and out using the buttons in the top left of the map. Place the dot as accurately as you can and give the site a name. Sites you create are automatically saved and are available to choose the next time you use the system.

4. Choose the details of the observation that match what you have seen

Select the drop down lists for the different species groups.

5. Select an abundance level

Select an abundance level from the drop down list of four (Unknown, Few occurrences, Common and Abundant)

6. Pick a date for your observation

7. Finally, select whether your species is wild or naturalised

9. Upload a photo of what you observed as proof of your observation

This step is optional. Images provided will remain your property but by iploading you are giving us permission to use the images on the wbeiste or in any other aspect of the Wild Mull programme.

10. Finally submit your observation

You can then add more records of the same species at a different site, a different species at the same site or different species at a different site. You may also view results by following the "View Observations" link on the right hand side of species pages.

This page last updated on 31 Jul 2014