Survey a Square

Welcome to Survey a Square (SaSq).

Every month three 1km squares will be announced (one for each vice county). These will be squares where BIS holds few, if any, biological records. We’d like you to record in these under- or unrecorded areas and fill in the gaps in our maps.

Submit your records to us via our Wildlife Recording Database, BIS WiReD. If you register for WiReD you can see all your records. If you don’t want to register you can still submit records in WiReD by using our on-line recording form. If you prefer to record your sightings onto an excel spreadsheet please download this form which has all the information we need. For more information see our Submit a Record page.

If you’d like to know of other lesser recorded squares in your area or want us to send you a map please get in touch.

When recording please take a common sense approach.

  • We do not advocate any form of trespassing, and please do not take any risks with regards your own health and safety.
  • All records are welcome, even the most common of species!
  • For a record to be useful, we will need the following information: species name (common or scientific), recorder's name; date recorded; location name; grid reference (ideally 6 figures or more). Please feel free to include extra information or photos.


Recent Months

Month Description  
December 2018

As we head into winter here are some easily accessible unrecorded squares.

November 2018

As the wintery weather returns and the trees lose their leaves winter migrant birds are more easy...

October 2018

October's unrecorded squares are below. Join our event on 11th October, recording in SN8214 Criba...

September 2018

Our 3 featured unrecorded squares are near Llanfechain, Bwlch y Sarnau & Heol Senni

August 2018

Our unrecorded squares for August are near Llangurig & Rhayader along the A470 and near Hay...

July 2018

This months unrecorded squares are near Brecon, Rhosgoch & Pen-y-bont-fawr in north Montgomer...

June 2018

This months unrecorded squares are near Llanidloes, Rhayader & Newbridge on Wye.

May 2018

These are the first SaSq's to start this initiative to record in under- and un-recorded monads, 1...