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Friday, 24 March 2017

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

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

December 2016 sightings

Shore Lark, Helvellyn summit, December 4th, S. Reekie
Shore Lark, Helvellyn summit, December 4th, S. Reekie
Waxwing, Kingstown Road Carlisle, 17th Dec 2016, Roger Ridley
Waxwing, Kingstown Road Carlisle, 17th Dec 2016, Roger Ridley

Latest sightings:

23-Mar: White Wagtail Binsey
16-Mar: Wheatear Haverigg
14-Mar: Single Sand Martins at Wetheral and Geltsdale RSPB
14-Mar: Iceland Gull over high tide at Sellafield
13-Mar: Red Kite off the Lakeside to Hawkshead road just south of Esthwaite Water this a.m.
13-Mar: Great Grey Shrike present this am between 1130 and 1230 at Wharton Tarn near Hawkshead Hill opposite the FC car park at High Cross on the Coniston - Hawkshead Hill road
13-Mar: 6 Green Sandpipers still at pool on Wetheral/Warwick Bridge Road
13-Mar: Sand Martin Armathwaite

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.

March 2017: Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 20 March for two weeks while the entrance from A590 is refurbished. Cumbria Wildlife Trust apologise for any inconvenience.

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:

Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar
Thu 6 April 2017 7:30pm

‘Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar’ by Dennis Atherton

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