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.
2nd July 2016 – sun and showers SW5 Offshore Observations over the sea (0700-0900 & 1130-1230) produced 520 Manx Shearwater, 340 Common Scoter, 175 Gannet, 40 Sandwich Tern, 16 Kittiwake, 12 Guillemot, and 2 Fulmar. Wildfowl and waders Waders included 3000 Knot.