Local Groups

Recording Groups

There are many informal and formal local groups, societies and branches of national societies that can help you to learn more about the fascinating wildlife Cumbria has, and how to identify and record it – whether your passion is for mosses or moths. CBDC aims to work alongside and support all such groups and vice-county recorders of the national schemes and societies.

Many of these groups sit under Cumbria Naturalists Union which is an umbrella organisation that publishes the annual county natural history report, Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria. Copies are available from the Tullie House shop or from Cumbria Bird Club. CBDC provides records to the report writers for each group.

You are always welcome to send records of any and all species to us directly if it is easiest for you; if you send them to us and also elsewhere, please let us know so we can try and keep track of duplicates.

Natural History Societies

Cumbria Fungi Group
Cumbria Bird Club
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Carlisle Natural History Society
Carlisle Natural History Society Facebook page
Carlisle Natural History Society Twitter page
Arnside Natural History Society
Keswick Natural History Society
Alston Moor Wildlife Group
Alston Moor Wildlife Group Facebook page
Ambleside Natural History
Maryport and District Natural History Society
Cumberland Bat Group
South Cumbria Bat Group Facebook page
Cumbria Botany
Cumbria Botany Facebook page
British Trust for Ornithology
The Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group
Cumbria Natterjack Project Officer
Cumbria Moth Group
Moth Records
Butterfly Conservation
Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria Publications
Waxcap Fungi in Cumbria
The British Mycological Society
The Association of British Fungus Groups
Key to Waxcap identification
The NBN Gateway (distributional information only)

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 10:53pm
Come & capture the woodland wonders of the #LakeDistrict at our FREE Plantlife Photography Event this Wednesday in Borrowdale, #NationalTrust. Still a few places left! #lichens #bryophytes #wildlifephotography #Cumbria https://t.co/yRo4Lg9BaM CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 1:40am
South West Scotland Environment Information Centre, is hosting a conference in march for people with a general interested in recording and wildlife. Set to be a fantastic day full of great talks. To book your place follow the link below.
https://t.co/EaZvzYE07r
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 1:32am
Physconia distorta (wet), such a smart #lichen with those tidy lobules overlapping in the centre of the thallus. This specimen in particular showcases the lobate margins of the apothecia, with a coating of white pruina on the discs #lobeseverywhere #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/LhFNikapBO CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again! https://t.co/jsLHae5c6U
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. https://t.co/0EPsd4Mj3S