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.
16th June 2017 – overcast SW2/3 Offshore A check of the sea (1215-1315) produced 210 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Scoter, 17 Gannet and 8 Manx Shearwater. Wildfowl and Waders A flock of 500 Knot continue to linger. Moths A Sallow Kitten was the first record for 20 years.