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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

June 2014 sightings

Glossy Ibis, Milnthorpe, Ian Kinley
Glossy Ibis, Milnthorpe, Ian Kinley

May 2014 sightings

Pomarine Skuas, Bowness-on-Solway, Darren Robson
Pomarine Skuas, Bowness-on-Solway, Darren Robson
Black Tern, Longtown, Darren Robson
Black Tern, Longtown, Darren Robson
Little Gull and Black Terns, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Little Gull and Black Terns, Longtown, Nick Franklin

April 2014 sightings

Garganey, North Plain, Darren Robson
Garganey, North Plain, Darren Robson
Whimbrel, Drumburgh, Darren Robson
Whimbrel, Drumburgh, Darren Robson

Latest sightings:

28-Jul: Wood Sandpiper adult Ulpha Meadows SD458811 (3 Black-tailed Godwits) Access by permit only or view distantly from Cumbria Coastal Way
28-Jul: Glossy Ibis 1st-summer again by River Bela just south of Milnthorpe and west of A6
28-Jul: Osprey over Wetheral
27-Jul: Arctic Skua off Nethertown
27-Jul: Mediterranean Gull 9 at Siddick shore & 3 at Crosscanonby
27-Jul: Spotted Redshank adult again at Port Carlisle
25-Jul: Spotted Redshank adult again at Port Carlisle
25-Jul: Glossy Ibis 1st-summer again by River Bela just south of Milnthorpe and west of A6

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:

'Whinchats at Geltsdale RSPB' and AGM
Fri 3 October 2014 7:30pm

The AGM will be held at Penrith United Reformed Church on Friday 3rd October 2014 at 7.30pm. The business of the AGM is intended to be as brief as possible and will be followed by a talk by Stephen Westerberg on Whinchats.

‘Campfield Marsh’ - Dave Blackledge
Fri 7 November 2014 7:30pm

An update on developments at Campfield Marsh.

Northumbrian County Atlas 2007 - 2011
Fri 6 February 2015 7:30pm

A fascinating preview of the results of Northumbrian Atlas fieldwork by Tim Dean.

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