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Submitting your records to CEDaR

There are a variety of ways to submit your records to CEDaR.

CEDaR Online Recording

See below for all the options available on CEDaR Online Recording. There are forms for adding a single species or a list of species for a site but the are also forms that are designed for specific species groups or projects. If you have any questions or feedback about this facility please email us at

Read an overview of how to use the Online Recording website (PDF)


Paper-based recording cards

Recording forms which may be of a general (wildlife) or specific (lichens or orchids) nature. You may wish to contact us about constructing project specific cards, and we can discuss your requirements.

Excel spreadsheets

Alternatively, you may wish to send an Excel spreadsheet with your records. Please be sure to include

  • what you recorded
  • the name of the site or location
  • the grid reference
  • the date
  • your name
  • you may also wish to add a comment on what you saw.

A recording sheet is available for download as a pre-formatted Excel spreadsheet - CEDaR Records Submission sheet.

All records sent in to CEDaR are checked for accuracy, for example that the site and grid reference ‘match up’. In the case of an uncommon or unexpected sighting, CEDaR has a network of local experts who can be called upon to decide if the record is correct. Who knows, you may have recorded a very rare species, or your record may be of the first Irish sighting!

If you wish to obtain records, please contact CEDaR to discuss, or complete an Information Request Form