Surveys

Special Surveys and Calls for Records

Whilst we always welcome records of any species, we also put out calls of records for particular species or taxa so that we can learn more about their distributions within the county, or at a particular site. Currently, records of tree bumblebees, macro moths and waxcaps are needed. Any further calls for species’ records will be highlighted here.

Other Cumbrian recording surveys

Wildwatch North Pennines

This recording project for the area covered by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty aims to increase biological recording in the North Pennines. All records sent to Wildwatch will be shared with CBDC.

Cumbria Freshwater Invasive Non-native Species Initiative

Records of non-native species should be sent first to this initiative, so action can be taken if required. This can also be done via the plant tracker phone app. These records will be shared with CBDC.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24pm
Species of the week this week is the Glossy ibis, a very rare migrant bird to the UK.
This is the first ever Glossy ibis recorded in Cumbria in 1921, which is now a part of the Tullie house collection. https://t.co/jbfqQr35Js
CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:23pm
We've recently been visiting some fantastic habitats across the @NorthPennAONB, working to establish Special #Invertebrate Sites. Can't wait for the field season to kick off, recording at these places with our #volunteers! @HLFNorthEast @heritagelottery #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/8ly41goTJN CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Lovely trip up to the woodlands near Irton Pike at the weekend, for the BBS field meeting (VC70) with Diane Dobson! Fell witness to the most spectacular tree stump I have ever seen! #bryophytes #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/TPDljQFvtX CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:58pm
First day back in the office, with a Christmas present from @PlantlifeScot. These guides are totally brilliant - thank you so much. To receive your FREE copies email Scotland @plantlife.org.uk. Please RT & share! #lichens #bryophytes #fungi https://t.co/kiVnLmOOZb CumbriaBDC photo