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Friday, 26 May 2017

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

May 2017 sightings

Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin

March 2017 sightings

Great Grey Shrike, Wharton Tarn, Jamie Green
Great Grey Shrike, Wharton Tarn, Jamie Green

February 2017 sightings

Iceland gull, Windermere, Nick Franklin
Iceland gull, Windermere, Nick Franklin

January 2017 sightings

Black guillemot, Whitehaven harbour, Nick Franklin
Black guillemot, Whitehaven harbour, Nick Franklin
Purple Sandpiper, Workington, Nick Franklin
Purple Sandpiper, Workington, Nick Franklin

Latest sightings:

21-May: immature Little Gull at Bowness on Solway
19-May: Spotted Sandpiper still at Buttermere
14-May: Dotterel - single bird on Furness Fells
14-May: 2 pairs of Longtailed Duck passed Bowness on Solway . Again flock of 17 Pomarine Skuas 2 hours after high tide
13-May: 22 Pomarine and 5 Great Skuas at Bowness on Solway also up to 20 Gannets
13-May: Spotted Sandpiper Buttermere -still present 14/5/17
11-May: Dotterel 4 on Rockliffe Marsh
7-May: Dotterel 8 on western fells

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:

‘Wood Warblers’ – John Mallord
Fri 6 October 2017 7:30pm

The distance between’ - Peter Mawby
Mon 9 October 2017 7:30pm

Frank describes his involvement in the study of territory in birds and consider the significance of living spaces to those involved in the conservation of endangered species.

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