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.
Whooper Swans on the move
4th January 2012 Wildfowl and Waders Two Whooper Swan flew north and 10 Shoveler were logged. Miscellaneous Little Egrets are still to be found along the eastern shore.