September 25, 2021   •  
Bottlenose dolphin


Watch our two videos:

Shorewatch video How to take part in a Shorewatch

How to record your data.


Pdf downloadPlease download our information sheets on locations, sightings forms and advice for when you take part in a Shorewatch.


NewsletterKeep up-to-date with the latest news from Shorewatch with our newsletters.

Report a sighting

Bottlenose dolphinsReport your sightings
WDC Shorewatch is a research programme and only accepts data from designated Shorewatch sites, collected by trained volunteers. If you would like to help WDC collect this vital data you can get trained up to volunteer. If you have a casual sighting please report this through the WDC sightings programme.

Return your Shorewatch data
Shorewatch volunteers can return data by the following methods:

1. Online at

2. Email. Enter your data onto the template excel spreadsheet and send it to

Download our template excel spreadsheet.

3. Post. Please send any data sheets (regardless of whether cetaceans where sighted or not) to the address below:

WDC Shorewatch
Scottish Dolphin Centre
Spey Bay
IV32 7PJ