Cumbrian Wildlife Atlases

To conserserve and enhance Cumbria’s biodiversity it is critical to make data available and easy to use.

Partners: Cumbria Bird Club, Cumbria Moth Group, Cumbria Mammal Group
Date: 2016 – 2018
Services: Data Management and Analysis, Document Publication

To support local and visiting recorders, CBDC, in collaboration with local recording groups, has produced multiple animal atlases for the county.

CBDC has provided data, mapping, and technical assistance to the production of numerous local wildlife atlases. For example, when producing the Cumbria Bird Atlas, we developed a digital mapping process to automatically generate maps over 1,500 maps, in a style that aligned with British Trust for Ornithology standards. The Cumbria Moth Atlas that we produced used over 250,000 moth records, mapping all 581 macro moth species in Cumbria, almost all of which were recorded by local volunteers – a great credit to the efforts of local moth recorders!

The Atlases we have produced can be found in our Wildlife in Cumbria section.

Links and Credits:

– View our list of Local and National Recording Groups
– View our full selection of Animal Atlases

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Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 7:51am
I am very happy to let you know that my book
'The Fresh and the Salt. The Story of the Solway'
will be published by the wonderful @BirlinnBooks in early September.
And thank you, @MarkCocker2 & @david_gange, for your very kind words.
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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:58am
‘We’re Good to Go’ and we've taken all necessary steps to keep visitors and staff safe. We're excited to announce a phased reopening from Wed 8 July.
@ace_national @EmperorHadrian @DiscoverCarlisl @LakeDistrictPR #GoodToGo #VisitBritain #VisitEngland
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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 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 CumbriaBDC photo