Other Data Sources

To improve our data services, we work with local and national schemes to incorporate their records into the our database.

For some research projects and major developments it will be appropriate to contact such organisations separately. Please check the data licence when using any biological information as not all data providers give permission to use their records for research or commercial purposes.

We do not hold complete copies of all datasets relating to Cumbria, particularly formal recording and monitoring schemes. Some of this information is available from the NBN Atlas.  Please note we do not currently search the NBN as part of our data searches service.

Other data sources include:

The Wetland Bird Survey The primary source of detailed bird monitoring data on wetlands, including Cumbria’s significant estuaries and lakes.
British Trust for Ornithology Breeding Bird Survey and other bird surveys.
Walney Bird Observatory A long-running bird ringing station on Walney island in the south-west of Cumbria and also collates all bird records on the island.
BSBI Cumbria Botany Group Tetrad records post Flora of Cumbria (1996).
Cumbria Bird Club Records outside main atlas recording surveys.
Westmorland Bat Group May hold some extra records.
National Bat Monitoring Programme The Bat Conservation Trust may hold some extra records.
Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 6:07am
Young mudshrimps Corophium are growing & moulting right now; a friend once described the piles of cast exoskeletons as 'like snow-drifts' along the shore. Not quite such dramatic nos. here but I was thrilled to find them - the long antennae are clearly seen https://t.co/Fmtf33Duf9 CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 5:41am
Two Fabulous Pollinators for Cumbria Recording the Buzz Project. Chrysolina oricalcia (l) & Chrysolina polita (r). Both GB red listed. @CumbriaBDC @TullieHouse @cumbriawildlife @_NFBR @insectweek https://t.co/odpGfan8eW CumbriaBDC photo