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.
A slight increase in coverage
4th January 2008 - overcast/early snow S3/4 Diurnal Migration A flock of 150 Pink-footed Geese flew north. Miscellaneous A total of 4 Little Egret were seen along with 2 Peregrine and single Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Little Owl.