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Friday, 27 May 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
Wood Sandpiper, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Wood Sandpiper, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Pectoral Sandpiper, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Pectoral Sandpiper, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin

April 2016 sightings

Hawfinch, Sizergh car park, Tony Marsh
Hawfinch, Sizergh car park, Tony Marsh
Pied flycatcher, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Pied flycatcher, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh

Latest sightings:

25-May: Glaucous Gull at Port Carlise
18-May: Little Tern Bowness on Solway
18-May: Pectoral Sandpiper R Esk Longtown
16-May: Shorteared Owl Shap
16-May: Glaucous Gull - Bowness Railings also 8 Whimbrel
15-May: 7 Dotterel on Pennine Ridge towards Cold Fell
14-May: Dusky Warbler Walney Island
13-May: 4 Pomarine and 1 Arctic Skuas passed Bowness on Solway

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