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.
7th September 2018 – heavy showers NW4/5 Offshore The sea revealed 45 Sandwich Tern, 41 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Tern and a Fulmar. Grounded Migrants Limited to 2 Wheatear and a Blackcap. Diurnal Migration Just a single Grey Wagtail was logged.