Data searches

All data searches are now handled by the Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre (LERC). They can provide data on statutory and non-statutory designated sites, habitats and species within Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. LERC currently has access to information on 4 million species records, 2000 non-statutory sites, over 300 statutory sites and 10,000 ha of habitat information relating to Greater Lincolnshire. 

For a link to the Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre (LERC) click here -

Data searches include information provided by (but not limited to):

  • Lincolnshire Bat Group
  • Lincolnshire Bird Club
  • Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

For further information on the data we can provide, get in touch.

Commercial data searches are charged at £100 for the first hour and £35 for each subsequent half hour (+ VAT). The majority of data searches take less than one hour to complete. This charge is waived for searches from members of the public, for research purposes and other non-commercial uses.

The Nature Partnership has been working with its Partners to improve its service and has produced an online form designed to meet the needs of 90% of data search requests. This form can be used to request a standard data search around a 6-figure or 100m grid reference with either a 2km or 5km buffer. Results include information on:

  • Non-statutory sites
  • Statutory sites
  • Priority habitats
  • Protected, priority species and invasive species

Data searches requested using this form are charged at £100 + VAT and are usually provided with same day dispatch. If you require a more complex search - for instance a buffer around a site or a different selection of species - fill out a custom data search request form to receive a quote.

Student and LBC Members

If you are a student or LBC member and want information for non-commercial research, please contact the Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre (LERC) for further information.

About Us

We are the Lincolnshire Bird Club

Our aims are to encourage and further the interest in the birdlife of the historic County of Lincolnshire; to participate in organised fieldwork activities; to collect and publish information on bird movements, behaviour, distribution and populations; to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the County and to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.