Skip Navigation
Saturday, 3 December 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

October 2016 sightings

Yellow-browed Warbler, Westfield Point, Barrow, Lou Cross
Yellow-browed Warbler, Westfield Point, Barrow, Lou Cross

September 2016 sightings

Citrine Wagtail, River Esk, Longtown, Roger Ridley
Citrine Wagtail, River Esk, Longtown, Roger Ridley
Woodchat Shrike, Brigsteer, Lou Cross
Woodchat Shrike, Brigsteer, Lou Cross
Citrine Wagtail, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Citrine Wagtail, Longtown, Nick Franklin

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

Latest sightings:

2-Dec: Waxwings 200 still at Dalston
2-Dec: Red Necked Grebe Gale Bay Park Foot Ullswater NY464235
29-Nov: Waxwings 350 at Dalston
28-Nov: 58 Waxwings Lower Viaduct Car Park Carlisle
27-Nov: Black Redstart Whitehaven Harbour
24-Nov: Waxwings - 6 St John's Church Keswick
23-Nov: 58 Waxwings Carlsile Catherdal grounds
21-Nov: Great Grey Shrike still at Great Broughton

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.

16 September 2016: Norman Holton, long time site manager at the RSPBs Campfield Marsh, Hodbarrow and St Bees reserves, died this week after a long battle with illness. His contribution to bird and habitat conservation on the Cumbrian Coast, and on the Solway Mosses and wetlands was immense. A legendary character within the RSPB, Norm was full of knowledge and humour. He will be sadly missed by the birding and conservation community in Cumbria. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

Norman Holton

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:

Incredible Journeys
Wed 11 January 2017 7:15pm

‘Incredible Journeys’ - Brian Morrell (WWT Caerlaverock)

Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar
Thu 6 April 2017 7:30pm

‘Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar’ by Dennis Atherton

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