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.
A quiet day
2nd June 2019 – overcast/showers SSE2/3 Offshore Observations (0700-0800) proved slow with only 55 Sandwich Tern, 41 Gannet, 31 Common Scoter, 8 Manx Shearwater, 6 Arctic Tern, 3 Puffin and 2 Common Tern logged. Diurnal Migration A loose flock of 8 Swift moved through.