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.
Barn Owl puts in a welcome appearance
4th March 2008 - early frost N3 Miscellaneous Casual observations provided 32 Twite, 2 Merlin and a Little Egret. Sightings of Barn Owl have been reported infrequently this winter period so an individual hunting at dusk was a welcome record.