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Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Fiddlehead of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)
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About Your Badger Sighting

Use this page to record the badger you saw. You will need to give details of what you saw, when you saw it, where it was and who you are. Please fill in as many details as possible, but as a minimum, those marked Required must be filled in. FILL IN THIS FORM EACH TIME YOU SEE A BADGER.

Image courtesy of Chris Sydes

What did you see?

Please tell us if the badger you saw was dead or alive, and how many you saw (If applicable. Please fill this form in separately for each time you saw badgers). If you did not see the actual animal, but instead saw the sett or other tracks and signs that indicated the badger was using the area, please indicate this below.



Badger Sett

Tracks and Signs

Where did you see this badger?

Give the name of the place you saw it, e.g. "Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, Midlothian" or "A68, north of Pathhead, Midlothian". Please could you also give a grid reference (e.g. NT123456) - if you don't know it, please use the 'Grab-a-grid-Reference' tool below to find out. Please record using a four or six figure reference (shown in blue and green below respectively).


Please note we can only accept sightings for the Lothians, Scottish Borders, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council areas and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. If you have wildlife sightings for another part of Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland, please submit your sightings to iRecord. Thank you.

When did you see this badger?

Be as accurate as you can but please don't guess! If you don't know the day, then just put the month and year.


Who saw this badger?

You must enter the name of the person who saw the badger. Extra details like email and telephone numbers are optional*, but valuable if we need to contact you about your sighting.


*We will not pass your details on to anyone else. We will only use email addresses to contact you with further details of this survey.

How to use Grab a Grid Reference

To find a grid reference first select the desired scale boxes on the right. Drag the place marker on the map to the approximate location. Use the '+' button on the map to zoom in and then the 'Satellite' button for aerial image and adjust the place marker. The grid square of the selected resolution will be displayed on the map and the grid reference for that square will appear on the right-hand side.

Alternatively you can use the arrow buttons on the map or drag the map to the desired location and then hit the 'Get The Marker' button'.

To paste the grid reference into the Grid Reference box above, double-click either the green six-figure grid reference, or the blue four-figure grid reference to select, right-click and select 'Copy'. Click the link below to return to the grid reference box, right click the box and select 'Paste'.


Select scale:
10-m square (Red):


100-m square (Green):


1-km square (Blue):


2-km square (Pink):


10-km square (Brown):




Click here to return to the data entry form.

Enter a grid ref without spaces (e.g. NT381632) then press "Go to"...

Marker Controls...

Please do not record using 2-km or 10-km grid refs. These are for information only.

The javascript in this application uses code written by Keith Balmer and Jonathan Stott and is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.