Record your sightings

Record your wildlife sightings

Tawny owl credit Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

We want to know which species you've seen in London.

London Wildlife Trust staff monitor wildlife at our nature reserves and other sites assess trends and make sure we are on track with our conservation goals. But we can't be everywhere - your sightings help us understand London's wildlife and what we need to do to protect it.

Whether it's a rare species or more familiar animals and plants, everything you tell us helps! It's easy - just click the button below or scroll down to see some of the species-specific surveys we are running.

Submit your wildlife sightings to Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL). 

This is the capital's official environmental records centre; collating, managing and providing detailed information on London's wildlife, nature reserves, woodlands, parks, gardens and other green spaces.

Ongoing citizen science surveys

Tailored record forms have been created by GiGL for specific species that the Trust is keen on monitoring. Details about each of these are below. 

Hedgehog Survey

Help us reverse the shocking decline in the city's hedgehogs

Find out more and submit your sightings

Hedgehog credit Tom Marshall

Dragonfly Detectives

Become a Dragonfly Detective and help us map dragonflies and damselflies.

Find out more and submit your sightings

Common darter dragonfly credit Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Staggering Gains

Report any sightings of stag beetles to help us improve conservation measures for this fascinating creature.

Find out more and submit your sightings

Credit Katherine Poulton

Kestrel Count

Get kestrel counting and tell us where you've seen these magnificent birds of prey who have undergone a national decline.

Find out more and submit your sightings

Kestrel at Welsh Harp credit Grant Otto

Deer Survey

We need wildlife watchers in London to help us record sightings of deer so we can understand their distribution.

Find out more and submit your sightings

Red deer stag credit Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Owl Prowl

Let us know if you hear or see any owls, to raise awareness of the city's owl populations and their conservation requirements.

Find out more and submit your sightings

© Jon Hawkins/Surrey Hills Photography