Hare survey

Hare survey

We would like you to send us your sightings of the hares and rabbits you see while out and about. By doing this you can help us to find out if:

  • mountain hare coat colour is becoming mismatched to its environment
  • distribution of these species is changing over time – is the mountain hare declining at the southern end of its range?
  • brown hares are out-competing mountain hares

The species we would like your sightings of are shown on the right.

Mountain Hare
Brown Hare
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How to take part

1. If you see any of the species, make a note of how many you saw, when and where. Try to give as much information as possible about where it was so we can get an accurate location. Optionally you can download and print a postcard (by clicking the image below) to remind you what to look for when you're out and about. You can also use our Explore Moor smartphone/tablet app (for Apple and Android) to help to identify species in the field.

Hare Postcard

2. Submit your sightings.

Login to iRecord then... Submit your bird sighting via our iRecord survey page

Please note: to submit a sighting you'll need to login to iRecord. If you don't have an account you'll need to create one the first time you visit. Full instructions about how to create an account and submit your sighting can be found in this PDF.

Mountain hare in summer coat

This mountain hare in summer pelage investigates a Community Science dipwell (used for measuring water table).

Privacy and safety information

The information submitted using this form will be added to the relevant Moors for the Future survey database held by the Biological Record Centre. Your contact information may be shared with verifiers who will only contact you if they have a query about the data you have submitted. The biological record, excluding your name and email address, will be publicly visible and may be shared with other conservation organisations and databases. If you have opted in to join our mailing list you will receive updates by e-mail about the partnership and our projects. Your information will be held securely by Moors for the Future Partnership and will not be shared with any third parties. You can opt-out of receiving information at any time using the link in the footer of our communications. You can find out more about how we use your information from our Privacy Notice which is available on our website at http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/about-us/privacy-policy

Please note: While carrying out this survey you do so entirely at your own risk. Moors for the Future do not accept any liability or responsibility for the well-being of surveyors or damage/loss of their property. Download our Health and Safety Guidelines here.