I am absolutely delighted to announce that we recently crossed a major threshold in the development of the record centre: we’ve broken the one million records barrier. Due to the recent agreement signed with the Sussex Ornithological Society to hold a large part of their dataset, we have seen a rapid increase in the size of our database. When we have finished the import (we’re currently about half way there – it’s a painstaking process), our database should stand at around 1.5 million records; that’s double the records we held pre-SOS.
In case you’re interested, the millionth record was a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), seen flying south-west at Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex in 2000. A fine record indeed.