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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

March 2014 sightings

Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Whitrigg, Darren Robson
Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Whitrigg, Darren Robson
Greenland White-fronted Goose, Kirkbride, Darren Robson
Greenland White-fronted Goose, Kirkbride, Darren Robson

February 2014 sightings

Little Egret, Inner Solway, Darren Robson
Little Egret, Inner Solway, Darren Robson
Little Gull, Workington, Steve Dutton
Little Gull, Workington, Steve Dutton
Scaup, Longlands Pond, Steve Dutton
Scaup, Longlands Pond, Steve Dutton
Twite, Inner Solway, Darren Robson
Twite, Inner Solway, Darren Robson

Latest sightings:

13-Apr: 6 Great Skuas and 2 Arctic Skuas east past Bowness-on-Solway
13-Apr: European White-fronted Goose adult with Pink-feet between Anthorn and Longcroft
11-Apr: Garganey 3 (2 drakes) at Campfield Marsh RSPB from hide at North Plain Farm
10-Apr: Long-tailed Duck fem still at South Walney
9-Apr: Great Skua and Arctic Skua east past Bowness-on-Solway (40 Red-throated Divers, 16 Gannets, 150 Kittiwakes)
6-Apr: Great Skua and Arctic Skua east past Bowness-on-Solway
6-Apr: Arctic Skua off Walney Island (Manx Shearwater, 3 Shags, fem Long-tailed Duck still)
6-Apr: Osprey over Gilpin Bridge

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.

Survey opportunities this spring: CBC Cumbria Rookeries survey and BTO National Heronries Census

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

October 2013: The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society has put online the Lancashire and North Merseyside bird atlas surveys 2007-2011.

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