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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Reporting

Supplying bird records for the Bird Report and Archive

We would like to encourage everyone to submit their Cumbrian bird records as these are vital for conservation.  Please note these and submit them after the year end, ie preferably by the end of January for records from the previous year. 

If possible please use the CBC records spreadsheet to log your sightings - full instructions and examples are on the spreadsheet.  Please save the spreadsheet to your own computer and store results in it until the end of the year.  For any queries on the use of the spreadsheet such as conversion of data you already store electronically please contact the archivist Dave Shackleton at d.shackleton@btinternet.com or tel: 01931 713693 but please note that the spreadsheets themselves should be sent to the appropriate Regional Recorder.

Alternatively, you can use record cards, available from Ronnie Irving, details below.

Regional Recorders:

Barrow and South Lakeland
Ronnie Irving 24 Birchwood Close, Kendal LA9 5BJ 01539 727523 ronnie@fenella.fslife.co.uk
Carlisle and Eden
Chris Hind  2 Old School House, Hallbankgate, Brampton, Cumbria. CA8 2NW 016977 46379 chris.m.hind@gmail.com
Allerdale and Copeland
Derek McAlone 88 Whinlatter Road, Mirehouse, Whitehaven CA28 8DQ 01946 691370 derekmcalone@hotmail.co.uk

 

Cumbria District Councils

Rarities

Some records of rarer species require descriptions for validation.  A Description Form is downloadable here and should be sent, preferably by email, direct to the appropriate Regional Recorder or the County Recorder as soon as possible after the event.

Observers are referred to the Guide for Submitting Bird Records for further details regarding record submission and species requiring descriptions.

County Recorder

Steven Westerberg

swesterberg@btinternet.com

CBC Latest Sightings and Monthly Reports

Ian Kinley compiles regular latest sightings and monthly reports for this website and our newsletter.  If you would like anything included, please submit these to Ian on ian.kinley@btinternet.com along with any photos that we can publish.  Note: this is not a substitute for reporting the sightings as described above.

National

The following national reporting schemes are available