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.
20th June 2014 – bright and sunny NW3 Offshore Early morning observations (0615-0715) were highlighted by 4 Puffin amongst 40 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet, 8 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 3 Kittiwake and a Sandwich Tern. Wildfowl and Waders The drake Pintail remains.