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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

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
Nuthatch, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Nuthatch, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Treecreeper, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Treecreeper, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh

March 2016 sightings

Crossbills, Great Wood, Derwent Water, Tony Marsh
Crossbills, Great Wood, Derwent Water, Tony Marsh
Richardson's Canada goose, Nick Franklin
Richardson's Canada goose, Nick Franklin

Latest sightings:

2-May: 4 Dotterel at private site near Tebay
2-May: Skua passage at last - 1 Pom & 1 Arctic 1/5/16 but 4 Great, 2 Arctic & 5 Pom. today
24-Apr: Hoopoe Pullwood , north end of Windermere
21-Apr: Dotterel 3 on Helvelyn Summit
21-Apr: Passing Red Kite & Marsh Harrier Hallbankgate area
21-Apr: Drake Mandarin Duck - Windermere .
19-Apr: 6 Whimbrel R Esk Longtown also several Common Sandpipers
19-Apr: Sedge Warbler at Ulpha Meadows

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