Biodiversity Citizen Science Recording Activity July to December 2020

There was a significant surge in biological recording in 2020. During the final six months of this year over 71,000 records were entered through Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal. The below reports will allow you to observe the level of recording in each county in Ireland. These reports are freely available in both English and Irish.


Some interesting figures:

Total records between July – December  2020 – 71,000+

Records for Protected Species – 9,504

Records for Threatened Species – 6,289

Records for Invasive Species – 1,541

Number of Recorders – 3,865

The Small Tortoiseshell was the most recorded species between July and December of 2020 with 1396 records – Pic – Oisín Duffy.


Overall County Report Documents can be found in both English and Irish through the below links:

County Reports (English) – July-December 2020

County Reports – (As Gaeilge) – Iúil – Nollaig 2020


County Reports by County (in English and Irish):

County Antrim

Contae Aontroim


County Armagh

Contae Ard Mhaca


County Carlow

Contae Cheatharlach


County Cavan

Contae an Chabáin


County Clare

Contae an Chláir


County Cork

Contae Corcaí


County Derry

Contae Dhoire


County Donegal

Contae Dhún na nGall


County Down

Contae an Dúin


County Dublin

Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath


County Fermanagh

Contae Fhear Manach


County Galway

Contae na Gaillimhe


County Kerry

Contae Chiarraí


County Kildare

Contae Chill Dara


County Kilkenny 

Contae Chill Chainnigh


County Laois

Contae Laoise


County Leitrim

Contae Liatroma


County Limerick

Contae Luimnigh


County Longford

Contae an Longfoirt


County Louth

Contae Lú


County Mayo

Contae Mhaigh Eo


County Meath

Contae na Mí


County Monaghan

Contae Mhuineacháin


County Offaly

Contae UÍbhh Fhailí


County Roscommon

Contae Ros Comáin


County Sligo

Contae Shligigh


County Tipperary

Contae Thiobraid Árann


County Tyrone

Contae Thír Eoghain


County Waterford

Contae Phort Láirge


County Westmeath

Contae na hIarmhí


County Wexford

Contae Loch Garman


County Wicklow

Contae Chill Mhantáin


Ireland’s Citizen Science portal is available to be used by anyone; if you see a species of note and are sure of its identification, please submit the details to  so that the observation can be added to our national biodiversity database. This will allow us to continue to build the knowledge base on what species we have in Ireland and help us to better understand how they are distributed.