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.
Decent late autumn seawatch
25th October 2009 - overcast/showers SW6 Offshore Morning observations (0800-1000) were led by single Pomarine Skua, Great Skua and Great Northern Diver. Also seen were 62 Gannet, 31 Common Scoter, 22 Razorbill, 17 Kittiwake and 2 Guillemot.