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.
8th January 2016 – sun and showers W4/5 Offshore A check of the sea revealed just 3 Kittiwake, 2 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver. Wildfowl and Waders Wildfowl included 8 Pintail and 4 Shoveler. Miscellaneous Two Buzzard were over the island recently.