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Friday, 1 July 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

May 2016 sightings

Black-tailed Godwit, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Black-tailed Godwit, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Wood Warbler, Miltonrigg, Nick Franklin
Wood Warbler, Miltonrigg, Nick Franklin
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Long-tailed tit, Tony Marsh
Long-tailed tit, Tony Marsh
Pied Flycatcher, Female, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Pied Flycatcher, Female, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Stonechat, male, Caldew Valley, Tony Marsh
Stonechat, male, Caldew Valley, Tony Marsh

Latest sightings:

23-Jun: Red Kite in Shap area
5-Jun: Shelduck - 450 passed Bowness on Solway incl flock of 250 ; also Arctic Skua & Whimbrel
5-Jun: Red Kite - Newton Marsh
1-Jun: Hooded Crow at Whitehaven
31-May: 80 Common Crossbill at Whinfell Forest , Penrith
31-May: Marsh harrier - Carlisle Airport
30-May: drake Bufflehead on Windermere ( Belle Isle )
25-May: Glaucous Gull at Port Carlise

More latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog.

Cumbria is an excellent county for bird watching: the Lake District, superb coasts and estuaries, woods and fast-flowing rivers, up to Pennine moors. Here are some ideas on where to watch birds in Cumbria.
 • Don't forget to check the tide times and weather.

The Cumbria Bird Club runs events throughout the year, conducts important survey work and produces annual bird reports. We are working on a new county avifauna based on the BTO Bird Atlas survey. Please report any sightings you've made; we'd encourage you to help out with any on-going surveys in the county.

Do join the club and receive regular CBC Newsletters by email. Our who's who lists the council members and other useful contacts for Cumbria. Do contact us for more information.

Next events:

More events

Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria annual County Natural History Report Where to watch birds in Cumbria The Breeding Birds of Cumbria: a tetrad atlas

St Bees Head - Cumbria's major cliff nesting seabird colony
St Bees Head Seabird monitoring plots