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.
New Year washed out
1st January 2008 - rain Miscellaneous A record equalling total of 13 Little Egret are the only sighting of note on a day dominated by persistent rain.