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.
Brent Geese arrive in record numbers
23rd October 2008 - overcast/rain SW8 Wildfowl and Waders Atrocious conditions prevailed throughout the day and the only sighting of note involved a flock of 74 pale-bellied Brent Geese - the largest ever recorded on the island.