UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
uses the transect recording method.
Annual reports are HERE
A TRANSECT is a fixed-route weekly walk, typically 1-3km, lasting 30-90mins.
Volunteers record butterflies in a 5m band in suitable weather in the 26 weeks Apr-Sep, 10.45-15.45.
Transects are often shared.
If weeks are missed, the online programme may estimate values from other counts.
A tailored field-sheet is provided and data is easily entered online.
Surrey transect data to download
- Sort by species to see their sites & flight periods
- Sort by sites to see their species
- See your own records at a glance
To view the latest data
- Go to www.ukbms.org/mydata
- Login Surrey branch,
pw Br1mst0ne (cap B, one & zero)
- Reporting: Annual Summary
- Select year
- Filter by recorder: All recorders
- Site type: Transect
- Filter by site: All sites
Note option to Include non-butterfly species (if any)
- After data has loaded, select a site and note view/download options.
- Summary Chart tab has species options at the bottom.
To view sites in detail
Go to www.ukbms.org/sites.aspx
Select a site.
At the bottom of the screen, select:
Species list to view all butterflies
More to view the butterfly's site data
Species count to view each year
Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
Monitors butterfly abundance in the wider countryside away from hot-spots.
The scheme is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology.
The 36 random squares allocated to Surrey (Vice-county 17)
are in the Surrey Skipper.
July & August, with at least 10 days between visits;
optional further two visits in May & June.
Walk the fixed transect, 10.45-15.45
in good weather.
Submit records online HERE
Full details: WCBS website
Anyone with good identification skills.
Please contact Bill Downey