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.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 1:20pm
Really Nice Rust! https://t.co/FAWFSr6a7Q
CumbriaBDC photo
Bryan Yorke @BryanYorke
Today on Holme Stints (Hutton Roof) and now for a special RUST that affects JUNIPER which is called
"Gymnosporangium clavariiforme" https://t.co/UU8U1fH9Fj
Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 12:55pm
So we can confirm we have an EGG!!!👏
It was laid yesterday day afternoon when we noticed the female was sitting tight. In the evening the male brought in a fish and the pair changed over! Two more should be laid in the next few days. https://t.co/3GHTGbuyYu
CumbriaBDC photo
Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 5:59am
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo