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.
24th February 2017 – bright and sunny SW3 Grounded Migrants A Redwing was the first of the year. Wildfowl and Waders The 3 female Scaup remain and a Woodcock was logged. Miscellaneous At least 22 Little Egret remain, a Water Rail squealed and 10 Twite were recorded.