Current Projects

Cold Blooded and Spineless This project is training new volunteers to identify and record a range of invertebrate, amphibian and reptiles species in the North Pennines AONB. CBDC will help produce the maps of these records and identify areas of invertebrate significance.
Eycott Hill Nature Reserve CBDC supported the 2016 Eycott Bioblitz and has run training courses for volunteers new to biological recording.
Rusland Horizons CBDC has fully digitised the 1988 Phase 1 habitat Survey for the Rusland Horizons Project Area. We are currently analysing more recent surveys and data to bring the map up to date. Read more
PondNet CBDC supported Freshwater Habitats Trust to secure survey sites for their volunteers to record rare species in
Cumbia Bird Atlas CBDC worked with members of the Cumbria Bird Club to produce over 1,500 species maps. Read more
Data searches CBDC carries out a range of desk top surveys for species, habitats and sites in Cumbria.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again!
CumbriaBDC photo
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.
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! 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 😍 @NorthPennAONB @HeritageFundNE CumbriaBDC photo