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.
19th June 2009 - sunny spells SW4/5 Offshore Observations (0645-0715 & 1245-1345) provided totals of 70 Gannet, 28 Sandwich Tern, 24 Manx Shearwater, 24 Common Scoter and 4 Fulmar. Miscellaneous A family party of 4 Raven jousted with the local Carrion Crow population.