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.
Common Scoter dominate damp seawatch
30th July 2022 – overcast/rain/drizzle/murk SW2/3 Offshore Morning observations (0830-0930) during a slightly drier interlude produced 470 Common Scoter, 70 Manx Shearwater, 11 Sandwich Tern and 7 Gannet.