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.
Great Skua highlight
28th August 2009 - sunshine and showers SW4/5 Offshore Observations (1300-1500) provided 80 Gannet, 25 Kittiwake, 6 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmar, 2 Sandwich Tern and single Manx Shearwater and Great Skua. Miscellaneous A single Little Egret was logged.