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A non-commercial site to collect and disseminate information on the natural history of Shetland.

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Nature in Shetland

Recording nature in Shetland since 1996

Winner of a Shetland Environment Award 2004

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Please remember to follow the Shetland Bird Club Code of Conduct when birding in Shetland.

This website has two simple aims:

to share information on all aspects of the natural history of Shetland 

to ensure that records are passed on to the appropriate body so that they are retained for posterity

 

Where do your records go?

All records submitted to this site are made available to the following two organisations.

Shetland Biological Records Centre (SBRC) 

Shetland Biological Records Centre (SBRC) was established in 1998 by Shetland Amenity Trust. For more about SBRC visit their website.

SBRC's  aims are:

to gather all available information on Shetland's natural heritage (including habitats, wildlife sites, and as many species of animals and plants as possible), and collect new information to fill gaps in existing knowledge 

to provide information for conservation, planning, business, research, education and the general public 

to promote and support systematic biological recording within Shetland 

to help conserve Shetland's environment, and raise awareness of its biodiversity, by providing up-to-date and accurate information 

to help conserve Shetland's geodiversity and to continue to uphold Shetland's status as a
geopark

  

Shetland Bird Report 

The report is published annually by the Shetland Bird Club (SBC). The club was formed in 1973.

NEW For information about Shetland Bird Club please visit their new website or facebook page.

SBC's aims are:

to study and record bird life in Shetland

to co-operate with local and national bodies in ornithological enquiries

to produce an annual report, to be known as ‘The Shetland Bird Report’

to promote and develop interest in ornithology in Shetland

the conservation of Shetland’s bird life

Copies of the report can be obtained from Rob Fray, Sunnydell, Virkie, Shetland, ZE3 9JS (click on name to e-mail). Cost £10 plus £1.40 p&p (in the UK).

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Shetland Bird Club Code for Birders in Shetland

Scottish Outdoor Access Code produced by SNH.

The Birdwatcher's Code from the RSPB

Weather links  Magic Seaweed * Met Office Pressure Charts * Met Office Shipping Forecast * Norwegian Weather Service * Northern Isles Weather  * WeatherOnline * XCWeather

 

British Birds Guide for Photographers The respected journal British Birds has just produced a new code for bird photographers (which, as the article points out, includes most of us these days). The guidelines can be read here.

County Recorder Rob Fray, Sunnydell, Virkie, Shetland ZE3 9JS. Tel: 01950 461929. Mobile 07775 647463. e-mail recorder@shetlandbirdclub.co.uk

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This site is not directly connected to any of the organisations mentioned, so comments  may not necessarily reflect the views of the organisations, clubs or societies  involved. The pages on this website remain the intellectual property of the authors. They may be freely downloaded, quoted or used for any purpose, providing acknowledgement is given to the website and/or the author/s. No liability is accepted for the accuracy of this information. Copyright of all photographs remains with the photographer.