Sunday, 25 September 2016
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
25-Sep: 7 Curlew Sandpipers still at Port Carlsile
25-Sep: Sabine's Gull south at Workington also 12 Mediterranean Gulls in HArbour
25-Sep: Marsh Harrier RSPB Campfield
18-Sep: 6 Pale Bellied Brent Geese - RSPB Campfield Reserve
16-Sep: Little Stint R Kent Estuary - Mid Foulshaw also 18/9/16
13-Sep: 22 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Little Stints at Port Carlisle/Bowness Railings
13-Sep: 2 Wood Sandpipers, Ruff and Pectoral Sandpiper at Heversham
10-Sep: Pectoral Sandpiper - Brigsteer - SD 470892
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.
Golden Eagle talk and AGM
Fri 7 October 2016 7:30pm
The RSPB and the Dee Estuary. Past, present and future
Mon 14 November 2016 7:30pm
Wed 11 January 2017 7:15pm
‘Incredible Journeys’ - Brian Morrell (WWT Caerlaverock)