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.
22nd September 2016 – sunny spells WSW 3/4 Wildfowl and Waders An overnight influx of Wigeon was apparent with 1000 birds logged. Grounded Migrants The dearth of grounded migrants continues with just a solitary Chiffchaff logged.