Welcome to OhDeer ! Helping to map deer road casualties throughout
via your Smart Phone.
The six species of deer living wild in
are our largest terrestrial mammals, ranging from the majestic
, to smaller fallow, roe, sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer. The large rise over the past 40 years in road traffic volumes as well as numbers and distribution of deer has unfortunately led to deer casualties at roadsides becoming an increasingly common sight. The total number of deer-vehicle collisions in
is estimated to exceed 42,000 per year, but most are not actually recorded. Information you log using this citizen-science smart phone app will assist our research on numbers and locations of deer accident hotspots.
To get involved download the
'Epicollect' App (via Android or Iphone store), then simply load the OhDeer project as per instructions below - and Start contributing records to OhDeer road casualty and collision mapping !
Loading the project into Epicollect is simple: See here for Android instructions or here for iPhone instructions .
The Epicollect App initially installs with just a Demoproject loaded. By tapping the 'menu' or 'settings' button on your phone, it will then prompt you to 'load project'; there enter 'OhDeer' (spelled with Capitals for O and D).
This App was only activated recently - so the database and associated Records Map where records can be viewed online may take a while to become 'populated' as more people start using this Phone App.
The first time you log a record using your chosen web nickname, a brief email to the project would be appreciated for future reference in case of queries.