Welcome to the NESBReC website

NESBReC collates, manages and provides biological information for the North East of Scotland.

Founded in 2000, NESBReC covers Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park. See a map of our area further down this page.

Currently, over 1.8 million species records are held, as well as other biological datasets. Please send us records of any wildlife that you see and can confidently identify. Every record is important. While rare species may be more exciting to find, it is very important to record common species too.  For more information on what we do, see About us.

Please note that by submitting any records to NESBReC you are agreeing that we may share your records with other organisations and users for the benefit of the conservation and understanding of species and habitats, not just in North East Scotland, but in the wider context of the UK. However, we do not share any personal details, such as email addresses, with any other organisations.

NESBReC would like to pass on its sincerest thanks to all of the volunteer recorders and organisations that have provided us with the data included in these web pages.

NESBReC maintains a database of biodiversity information. All records help to build up a more comprehensive understanding of our local biodiversity and can help ensure that decisions that may affect habitat and species in the North East of Scotland are made with the best available knowledge.