We already know a great deal about the birds and some of the plants of the islands, in comparison our knowledge of most of the invertebrates and fungi is very limited. Every record is important. It is exciting to find a rare species or one that has not been previously recorded in the islands; however, it is equally important to record the common species.
By combining records from individual recorders and organised surveys we can begin to form a more detailed and accurate picture our wildlife: which species are present, where they are found and their status - common or rare, resident or migrant.
Outer Hebrides Biological Recording is not only concerned with collecting and collating records, we try to make it easy for everyone, a professional or amateur naturalist, visitor or local resident, to submit records.
The number of biological recorders resident in the islands is very small; however, the efforts of a small group of active recorders or even one person can significantly increase our knowledge.