How the Group works

The Group relies on fellow volunteers to carry out monthly surveys of their 'patch' of river. The surveys will record where spraint (otter poo!) is present, as well as otter tracks and, if you're really lucky, to record a sighting of the elusive creature itself! The Group also aims to complete annual 2 day surveys which provide valuable information.

What we do


Survey for otter signs in the Greater Bristol Area​

Our aim is to record otter presence in the Bristol area in order to gain a greater understanding of Bristol’s otter population while working alongside similar interest groups to exchange knowledge and ideas. Findings are reported to the Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) which helps with research and reporting on otter presence in order to identify patterns of behaviour and also the impact of human interaction.​