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.
New Little Egret record
16th November 2009 - overcast/rain SE3/4 Miscellaneous A post roost flock of 42 Little Egret, prior to the birds dispersing along the length and breadth of Walney Channel, was a new island record.