Pick Your Own Under-recorded Square


Each month we select an under-recorded 1km square to be our Square of the Month (see the full list here). However, if you cannot get to any of the selected squares, you can pick your own from the below maps.

This map shows the squares with under 10 records [as at January 2016] across the SEWBReC area. Is there one near your house or work that you could visit for us?

map under 10

We also have maps of the under-recorded squares for each Local Authority Area. Please click on below for a map showing the under recorded squares near you. Squares with 1-10 records are shown in red, and squares with zero records are shown in turquoise.

Blaenau-Gwent: 3 under-recorded squares


Bridgend: 7 under-recorded squares


Caerphilly: 8 under-recorded squares


Cardiff: 0 under-recorded squares


Merthyr Tydfil: 4 under-recorded squares


Monmouthshire: 73 under recorded squares North Map and South Map


Neath Port Talbot: 11 under-recorded squares


Newport: 6 under-recorded squares


Rhondda Cynon Taf: 45 under-recorded squares


Swansea: 7 under-recorded squares


Torfaen: 3 under-recorded squares


Vale of Glamorgan: 21 under-recorded squares


If you would like details of any of these squares, please email info@sewbrec.org.uk, and we will be delighted to send you clearer maps and any other information we have for the area.


Notes about this initiative:

  • Please take a common sense approach to recording in these squares. We do not advocate any form of trespassing, and please do not take any risks with regards your own health and safety.
  • All records are welcome, even the most common of species!
  • For a record to be useful, we will need the following information: recorder's name; date recorded; location name; grid reference (ideally 6 figures or more); species name. Please feel free to include extra information or photos.
  • You can submit records to us in a variety of ways; ideally via our online recording tool www.sewbrecord.org.uk. You can also submit records via email, post or completing ourcasual recording form on SEWBReCORD if you prefer not to set up an account.


All above maps are reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of HMSO © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Ordnance Survey. Licence number 100043138 (2016).