- New to surveying
- General wildlife surveys
- Cornish Choughs
- Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust
- Marine Surveys
If you don't know much about wildlife but you'd like to learn more and build on your wildlife ID skills, a good place to start is at the National Trust Wildlife
Watchpoint, where they can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills while sharing your enthusiasm for wildlife with the public. We offer regular wildlife ID sessions and guided walks to help bring volunteers and visitors closer to nature.
There is a huge range of marine surveys that you can get involved in on The Lizard, many of which are linked to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Below is a list of some of the main marine projects:
Seaquest Sundays (LINK) - 'Seaquest Southwest' is a marine recording project run jointly by the Cornwall and Devon Wildlife Trusts that collects sightings of all marine creatures from the public. 'Seaquest Sundays' are a monthly land-based survey held at various sites across Devon and Cornwall. There are two 'Seaquest Sunday' sites on the Lizard and many more elsewhere in Cornwall. You can either join in at an existing site or choose your own new site. Training provided. For more information visit: http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seaquest
Shoresearch (rocky shore surveys) :
Seasearch (LINK) is the ideal opportunity for any divers interested in putting their diving skills to good ‘survey’ use. It is a national project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they are seeing under water, who want to learn more and to help protect the marine environment. For more information visit: http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seasearch
Other Wildlife Organisations
There are lots of other organisations carrying out survey work on the Lizard.
For more details follow the links below:
Butterfly Conservation: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/sightings.php
UK Moths: http://ukmoths.org.uk/pages/moths-count/
Marine Life: http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/livingseas/livingseas
Cornwall Bird Watching Preservation Society: http://www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/sightings/
BTO birdTrack: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/birdtrack/about
...and more at OPAL: National Citizen Science Surveys: http://www.opalexplorenature.org/surveys