Friday, 1 July 2016
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
23-Jun: Red Kite in Shap area
5-Jun: Shelduck - 450 passed Bowness on Solway incl flock of 250 ; also Arctic Skua & Whimbrel
5-Jun: Red Kite - Newton Marsh
1-Jun: Hooded Crow at Whitehaven
31-May: 80 Common Crossbill at Whinfell Forest , Penrith
31-May: Marsh harrier - Carlisle Airport
30-May: drake Bufflehead on Windermere ( Belle Isle )
25-May: Glaucous Gull at Port Carlise
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.