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.
5th May 2017 – bright and sunny ENE 4/5/6 Grounded Migrants Only 8 Wheatear and 2 Willow Warbler were logged. Diurnal Migration A female/immature Marsh Harrier flew through mid-afternoon. Wildfowl and Waders Waders included 59 Whimbrel and 4 Golden Plover.