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,┬ácounty 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.

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Geological Data

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

Sites Data

Work in progress.

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. https://t.co/YJnV1kh5Ev 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: https://t.co/UM9MLLWlUY https://t.co/hSlNm8EKzm 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