Local Recording Groups
Whether your passion lies with mosses or moths, there are formal and informal groups and societies that can help you learn more about the fascinating wildlife in Cumbria, as well as how to identify and record it.
Featured below is a selection of popular groups we work with in Cumbria. If you’re looking for something specific but struggling to find it, then feel free to contact us and we’ll give you a hand.
Many local groups sit under the Cumbria Naturalists Union, an umbrella organisation that publishes the county’s annual natural history report, ‘Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria’. CBDC supports ‘Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria’ by providing data to the authors of the publication’s various reports. Copies of the report are available from the Tullie House shop or from Cumbria Bird Club.
You’re always welcome to send records of any and all species to us directly, via our ‘Submit A Record’ page. If you send a record to anywhere else as well as CBDC, then please let us know so we can manage duplicate records.
Natural History Societies
Maryport natural history society
Carlisle Natural History society
Arnside Natural History Society
Keswick Natural History Society
Ambleside Natural History Society
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Cumbria Bird Club
Cumberland Bat Group
South Cumberland Bat Group
Cumberland Geological Society
Cumbria Moth Group
Cumbria Birding Group
Cumbria Fungi Group
Cumbria Mammal Society
Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group
North Pennines AONB- This organisation covers several recording groups.
British Trust for Ornithology
British Bryological Society
British Lichen Society
The British Mycological Society
The Fungus Conservation Trust
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Field Studies Council
Biological Records Center