Tullie House museum has been cataloguing Cumbria's wildlife for over 100 years. CBDC's predecessor, the Natural History Records Bureau, was established in 1902 and is the oldest record centre in the country!
Alongside the museum's impressive collection of specimens, CBDC holds over 2.6 million wildlife records, many of which were gathered by independent recorders and members of the public. Our wildlife data is used by everyone from local researchers and students, to national policy-makers and environmental planners. By recording wildlife in Cumbria you help continue this important work and century-old tradition.
|Submit a Record||Tell us about what you have seen to help build up a comprehensive picture of Cumbia’s biodiversity.|
|Surveys||If you have a passion for a particular group of plants or aninmals why not get involved in a national or local survey?|
|Getting Started||If you are interested in wildlife and are considering recording read this section or contact our Recording Officer.|
|Resources||CBDC has many online and practical resources including books and equipment to help you record.|
|Local Recording Groups||There are a range of geographical and taxonomic groups who regularly meet in Cumbria. Joining a local recording group can help improve your recording skills through lectures and field trips.|
|Responsible Recording||It is important to understand the law and be safe whilst you are enjoying your Recording.|