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.
10th August 2007 - overcast SW1 Offshore Early morning sightings (0615-0715) provided 110 Manx Shearwater, 60 Sandwich Tern, 35 Common Scoter, 30 Gannet and 2 Shag. Miscellaneous A single Little Egret continues to stalk the island's tidal pools and a Merlin was new in.