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.
Geese dominate sightings
6th March 2015 – overcast W5 Wildfowl and Waders Wildfowl included 109 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 53 Barnacle Geese and 13 dark-bellied Brent Geese. Grounded Migrants A Fieldfare provided some evidence of movement.