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 https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/  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.