Founded in 1964, the work of Walney Bird Observatory is funded entirely by membership subscription. Since 1965 it has been an accredited member of the British Trust for Ornithology’s bird observatories network which operates across Britain and Ireland. Bird Observatories are at the forefront of conservation, monitoring bird populations through the medium of census work, daily recording of migrants and ringing.
Low key activity
2nd February 2009 - snow showers/cold NE4/5 Offshore Morning observations (0900-1000) produced 15 Razorbill, 8 Red-throated Diver, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Guillemot, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and a Goldeneye. Diurnal Migration Three Whooper Swan flew south.