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.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 9:19pm
SAVE THE DATE: 29th February 2020-CBDC Recorders' Conference. New date will allow everyone time to process 2019 records and provide an opportunity for "hot off the press" reports and presentations. We haven't decided a theme yet...but the date is triggering a few ideas. CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:42pm
Join @NorthPennAONB's FREE #bee walk with @StevenFalk1, Sun 1 Sept at Langdon Beck & Harwood-in- #Teesdale Special #Invertebrate Sites. Late flowering species = fantastic habitat for #bumblebees, solitary bees & more. Beginners welcome. Booking essential: CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 10:21pm
@solwaywalker Thanks Ann. Sending it to me is a start we will add it to the Cumbria records. If you have any other records for the Solway I can add them to our List. The volunteers we recruited last year wanted to focus on plants so we are still short on shore data.
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 8:46pm
@solwaywalker @TurfPix Not a commonly recorded fish - NBN atlas shows a couple of records just off the Silloth coast. CBDC does not have records for this species (not that we get much marine data). Will you be sending your record off to anyone? Debs