Our Data

CBDC’s mission includes bringing together data and information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites, geological sites and habitats. CBDC works closely with data owners,ย county recorders, local and national verifiers to ensure that all data held is of good quality.

Species Data

CBDC holds over 2 million species records across all major taxon groups. Our data is continually updated through our partnerships with local and national recording societies.
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Habitat Data

Over one third of Cumbria is designated a priority habitat and it has the most diverse range of habitats of any county in England. CBDC data includes the Priority Habitat Inventory, Habitat Statements and Phase 1 Habitat Survey of Cumbria 1983-87.

Geological Data

CBDC holds Geological sites dta and supports Cumbria Geoconservation to update and maintain the GIS layer.

Sites Data

Work in progress to be updated in 2018.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again! https://t.co/jsLHae5c6U
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Tullie House @TullieHouse
Exciting stuff as the famous Ernest Blezard habitat bird cases are installed for #Tullie125 #exhibition. Here red kite, southern puffins, kestrel chicks, merlins shown. Recreating the fondly remembered bird room atmosphere of older times. https://t.co/0EPsd4Mj3S
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:43pm
Best ever farmland bird ringing day - phenomenal 142 Yellowhammers caught inc a 5 year old with c700 Yellowhammers on site! 400 Tree Sparrows present with 31 ringed but 44 retrapped originally ringed as nestlings across the landscape. I think working with the farmers is working! https://t.co/5ZCAghpSBX CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:38pm
We had a great first #Winter #Invertebrate talk last night with Ian Beddison. A fascinating presentation followed by soup, cake & a good natter! This was one of our favourite of Ian's photos, beautiful Ruby-tailed wasps found in County #Durham ๐Ÿ˜ @NorthPennAONB @HeritageFundNE https://t.co/1xbUFOHTbO CumbriaBDC photo