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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

February 2016 sightings

adult Little Gull from Maryport, Chris Hind
adult Little Gull from Maryport, Chris Hind

December 2015 sightings

leucistic Barnacle Goose, west of Anthorn village, Tony Marsh
leucistic Barnacle Goose, west of Anthorn village, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh
Barn Owl, Braithwaite, Tony Marsh

November 2015 sightings

Desert Wheatear, Tarn Bay, Dave Shackleton
Desert Wheatear, Tarn Bay, Dave Shackleton

Latest sightings:

10-Feb: Scaup - 2 drakes Wintertarn , Shap
10-Feb: Slavonian Grebe off Parton with Great Crested Grebe & Red Throated Diver
30-Jan: Little Auk, Pomarine Skua and Little Gull past Workington Harbour
29-Jan: Little Auk and Little Gull at Workington in a.m.
24-Jan: Bufflehead , Grune Point " may well be the Ullswater bird from a couple of months ago "
24-Jan: F Merlin hunting waders Biggar Bank Walney
23-Jan: F Hawfinch at sizergh Castle car park
21-Jan: Black Redstart at West Pier Whitehaven

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