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.
Little evidence of any offshore movement
2nd March 2008 - bright and sunny Offshore The only records of note were offshore where early morning observations (0845-0945) were limited to 16 Kittiwake, 4 Common Scoter and a single Razorbill.