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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

April 2015 sightings

Hoopoe near Dent, Tom Askew
Hoopoe near Dent, Tom Askew
Ring Ouzel, Nick Franklin
Ring Ouzel, Nick Franklin
Red Kite, Frank Burns
Red Kite, Frank Burns

March 2015 sightings

Great Grey Shrike, Binsey, Steve Dutton
Great Grey Shrike, Binsey, Steve Dutton
Slavonian Grebes, Hodbarrow, Ian Kinley
Slavonian Grebes, Hodbarrow, Ian Kinley
Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross

Latest sightings:

22-May: Long-tailed Skua past Bowness-on-Solway (3 Pomarine Skuas, Great Skua, Arctic Skua)
21-May: Pomarine Skua 12 past Bowness-on-Solway 10.00-16.00
21-May: Little Gull 2nd-summer near Longtown on R.Esk
20-May: Long-tailed Skua past Bowness-on-Solway (12 Pomarine Skuas, 4 Aectic Skuas)
19-May: Long-tailed Skua 25 past Bowness-on-Solway 10.30-16.00 (Pomarine Skua)
18-May: Pomarine Skua north past Crosscanonby (Little Stint)
18-May: Little Gull north of Longtown on R.Esk
18-May: Long-tailed Skua 15 east past Bownrss-on-So;way 08.45-14.45 (17 Pomarine Skuas)

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:

AGM and talk
Fri 2 October 2015 7:30pm

Title to be announced - Kane Brides

The Birds of the Gambia
Fri 6 November 2015 7:00pm

Talk on Birds of the Gambia by Dennis Atherton

Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise
Wed 6 January 2016 7:15pm

‘Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise’ - Angus Hogg

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