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.
25th October 2016 – sunny spells SE2 Grounded Migrants Limited to 2 Goldcrest and single Wheatear and Chiffchaff. Diurnal Migration Jackdaw dominated sightings with 335 birds logged, otherwise just 5 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Siskin, 4 Tree Sparrow and a Lesser Redpoll were logged.