Maps on the NBN Atlas

We are providing a quick way to view maps direct from the NBN Atlas through this page.  Because of limitations of space, we can deal with only the smaller and more popular groups through the website, but provide Excel spreadsheets, or for the real specialist an Access database, for larger groups.

To search on 10km or 1km grid squares in Highland, use this page.

For other options go direct to the NBN Atlas

For full details of the HBRG datasets on the Atlas, click here.  Known errors are listed in this Excel workbook.

The links below offer one-click access to the maps for HBRG records in Highland, all records in Highland, and all records in the UK and Ireland, direct from the Atlas database.  The UK map may take some seconds to load.  If you want your own group of interest to be featured, or want the Access database, or have any comments on this feature, contact .

There is also an option to view the record details on the Atlas website (opens in a new browser tab), from where you can do further filtering and analysis by clicking the relevant squares on the map displayed.

To obtain TVKs (the 16 character species identifiers used by the Atlas), visit this page.  You can then build your own links flexibly to suit your requirements.

Groups available through the HBRG website.
* = all UK species; others limited to N Scottish species.
Freshwater Fish Amphibians & reptiles Terrestrial Mammals (incl. seals)
  Marine Mammals (excl. seals)  

Various invertebrates
Opiliones: harvestmen Orthoptera: grasshoppers Hemiptera - Heteroptera: shieldbugs
Odonata: dragon- and damselflies Lepidoptera: butterflies and moths Aculeata: bees, wasps, ants

Diptera: true flies
Bibionidae: St Mark's Fly etc. Bombyliidae: beeflies Calliphoridae: blowflies
Conopidae: thick-headed flies Empididae: dagger-flies Scathophagidae: dung-flies
Sciomyzidae: snail-killing flies* Tabanidae: horseflies Tephritidae: picture-winged flies*
  Tipulidae, Pediciidae: craneflies  

Coleoptera: beetles
Cantharidae: soldier beetles Coccinellidae: ladybirds Silphidae: carrion beetles

Groups available in Excel: right-click and download the file.
All marine species* Mollusca: non-marine slugs, snails* Araneae: spiders*
Muscidae: houseflies and allies*    Tachinidae: parasitoid flies* 

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