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.
First Whitethroat now in
20th April 2017 – overcast WNW2 Grounded Migrants Hot on the heels of the first Sedge Warbler the first Whitethroat has now arrived along with 3 Wheatear and a Willow Warbler. Wildfowl and Waders The drake Gadwall remains amongst 7 Shoveler.