Welcome to NBRC


Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre (NBRC) supports the recording, curation and sharing of quality verified environmental information for sound decision-making. We are a not-for profit, impartial, independent provider of biodiversity and geodiversity information for all who wish to use it. The centre is one of nearly fifty county-based Local Environmental Records Centres operating across the UK and we are members of the national Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC), the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), the National Forum for Biological Recording (NFBR), and the county’s Biodiversity Partnership and Local Nature Partnership.

Please note the following planned update to our service charges:

After three years of service charges at the rate of £120 per hour, we have recently reviewed our charging to ensure our data service continues to cover our operating costs for data management.  On the 30th April 2020 the NBRC data service charge will be raised from £120 to £145 per hour.  We aim to maintain pricing at consistent levels year-on-year where possible and continue to operate on a non-profit basis.


Wildside Legacy - library and equipment loan



Help us by reporting your wildlife sightings.

For your first record submission, please read our quick guide to Using the NBRC Website to Submit Biological Records.

Keep in touch with the NBRC by signing up to our newsletter.

Develop your skills by signing up to our WILDside events, workshops and talks.

Request a data search to gain information about species, habitats and wildlife sites in a particular location of Northamptonshire.

Find out about our new Drone service

Enquire about an annual service level agreement for your organisation to gain digital GIS layers.