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.
Raptors to the fore
9th January 2017 – rain at first then showers SW3/4 Wildfowl and Waders Waders included 1000 Knot. Miscellaneous Raptors involved 2 Peregrine and a Merlin harrying the wader flocks.