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Saturday, 28 November 2015


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 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
Carlisle and Eden
Chris Hind  2 Old School House, Hallbankgate, Brampton, Cumbria. CA8 2NW 016977 46379
Allerdale and Copeland
Nick Fanklin    01228 810413


Cumbria District Councils


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

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 along with any photos that we can publish.  Note: this is not a substitute for reporting the sightings as described above.


The following national reporting schemes are available