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.
Kingfisher new for the year
5th August 2012 – overcast/showers SE1/2 Grounded Migrants Limited to 9 Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat. Miscellaneous A party of 21 juvenile Shelduck were accompanied by two adults and a Kingfisher was new for the year.