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.
17th November 2008 - mist/rain/drizzle SSE3 Grounded Migrants A flock of 12 Fieldfare and 2 Redwing were newly arrived. Wildfowl and Waders A flock of 515 Golden Plover were notably absent during the weekend WeBS count. Miscellaneous At least 7 Little Egret remain.