Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre

Field Surveying Techniques

1. Introduction

These pages are designed to provide you with an insight into surveying methods used by recorders and recording groups. They are not designed to be comprehensive guidelines, but simply to give you a flavour of the variety of survey techniques which are employed by professionals and sometimes by volunteers, in order to generate records and monitor species populations.

All of the techniques mentioned require some experience, if you're interested in learning any of the techniques mentioned then we would recommend either getting in touch with us or directly with the appropriate local recording group for advice. Most groups go out to do survey work and many will happily welcome along a new member.

If you'd like more information of survey methods and techniques please get in touch with us and we can point you to some useful organisations and literature.