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.
Black Brant still in residence
8th January 2019 – sunny spells NW6/5/4/3 Rarities The adult Black Brant was again in Walney Channel off Long Rein Point on the falling tide feeding amongst 98 pale-bellied Brent Geese.